The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


ALCS Game 4: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 18, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (0-3)
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS

LHP CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.53)
Sabathia vs. Tigers

TIGERS (3-0)
Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Gerald Laird C

RHP Max Scherzer (0-0, 0.00)
Scherzer vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 407 p.m., TBS

WEATHER: Beautiful. Traded a bad night for a perfect day. Very little wind.

UMPIRES: HP Jeff Nelson, 1B Gary Cederstrom, 2B Mike Winter, 3B Jeff Kellogg, LF Rob Drake, RF Sam Holbrook

THE BRIGHT SIDE: Yankees pitchers have compiled a 2.25 team ERA this postseason, their lowest mark since 1961 (1.60). The Yankees have won the World Series in each of the previous 13 postseasons they recorded a ERA under 2.50. They have held opponents to three runs or less in seven of eight games thus far, including five games of two runs or fewer.

TOP OF THE ORDER: The Yankees used three different leadoff hitters in the first three games of this series (Jeter, Ichiro and Gardner). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time the Yankees used a different leadoff hitter in three consecutive postseason games since the 2000 World Series Games 2-4: Chuck Knoblauch, Jose Vizcaino and Derek Jeter.

MUST WIN: CC Sabathia undefeated in his six road postseason starts as a Yankee, going 3-0 with a 4.19 ERA. He is undefeated over his last eight postseason starts, going 4-0 with a 3.97 ERA. He has allowed three earned runs or less in all but two of those outings.

UPDATE, 4:16 p.m.: Top of the order sent down in order. It’s a 1-2-3 top of the first and here’s CC to try to keep pace.

UPDATE, 4:22 p.m.: Good call at first, good hustle by Infante, and the Tigers have an infield single. A-Rod would have had the out, right? Think Cano would have beat that out?

UPDATE, 4:26 p.m.: Infield single comes back to haunt the Yankees as Infante scores after a pair of two-out singles and it’s now 1-0 Tigers in the first.

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Gardner with the always popular head-first slide into first base.

UPDATE, 4:58 p.m.: Nunez reaches on an error and steals second base. With Ichiro at the plate, this might be the Yankees best shot at a run for a while.

UPDATE, 5:07 p.m.: Ichiro walks and Swisher goes down looking at an outside strike three.

UPDATE, 5:11 p.m.: No error on Teixeira, ruled a single for Fielder.

UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: Sabathia doesn’t look particularly sharp, which is bad news for this slumping Yankees offense. Tigers have two on with one out in the third.

UPDATE, 5:17 p.m.: Peralta got the ball a lot better than it looked. Thought it was a shallow fly, nearly made it all the way to the warning track. Wind might be blowing up high.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m.: Rough inning for Teixeira. That’s his first error and second bad play of the inning. Meanwhile, Sabathia’s pitch count is already up to 65.

UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Infield single by Garcia has pushed the lead to 2-0. Nunez made a pretty nifty play to give the Yankees a shot at the out, but the run scores and Teixeira’s error(s) loom large.

UPDATE, 5:34 p.m.: Scherzer has a no-hitter through four innings.

UPDATE, 5:40 p.m.: Two-run homer for Cabrera and the Tigers lead is up to 4-0. Yankees offense needs its highest-scoring game since the division series opener.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Good grief, the Tigers are really burying the Yankees now. Peralta’s two-run homer has pushed the lead to 6-0. The Tigers have 11 hits, the Yankees have none.

UPDATE, 5:48 p.m.: Eppley coming in to face Garcia with two outs in the fourth. Unreal. Sabathia is finished after just 11 ours and 93 pitches.

UPDATE, 5:52 p.m.: Eppley gets out of it, but the damage is clearly done. Six runs feels like two dozen the way this offense has been playing.

UPDATE, 5:55 p.m.: Sabathia line: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. He threw 93 pitches, 59 strikes.

UPDATE, 6:18 p.m.: Nunez breaks up the no-hitter with a leadoff triple in the sixth.

UPDATE, 6:29 p.m.: Rodriguez coming up to pinch hit against Smyly.

UPDATE, 6:46 p.m.: Kick save by Joba to get the Yankees out of the sixth without another run coming around to score.

UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: Insult to injury as former Yankees prospect Austin Jackson goes deep a half inning after Curtis Granderson struck out.

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

1,029 Responses to “ALCS Game 4: Yankees at Tigers”

  1. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Go C!!!!! Go Yanks!!!

  2. Mr Black October 18th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Everytime Arods name is mentioned ….take a drink.

  3. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    First pitch from Ivan Rodriguez? lol

  4. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Let’s go, boys. You know what this is about, so just do it.

  5. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvEnIkz82A0

    It’s time to climb that Mountain.

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!

  6. scuzzles October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Kevin Long SUCKS. Lets go Yanks!

  7. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    And I do think we can get this series back to the Bronx.

    They can, they have the right pitchers going in the next 2 games for them to do it. But will they?

    I think they can even get to game 7 because sweeping with CC-Pettite-Kuroda is always a possibility. But its going to be so hard and now game 7 is even harder

  8. NYYanksFan October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    If you are willing to eat 80% of A-Rod’s contract to make him go away, would you be willing to trade him to another AL East team? If you want him gone because you think he’s done, I would think you would want him facing you almost 20 times a year, no?

  9. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    50% or less (preferrably a little $$ and bring back a bad contract like Bell)
    Angels = Vernon Wells?

  10. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This A-Rod controversy could be good for the team. It takes some of the heat off of the guys like Swisher and Granderson who have been failing.

    What I would give for a few early runs for the Yankees.

    Play ball.

  11. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    If I don’t see “sucks”, “pathetic” and similar terms here tonight, I would be very happy. Go, Yankees!.

  12. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    I think I’ll enjoy the game with the pleasant company of the lohud forum, unless it turns into a postmortem because Arod isn’t playing. At that point I think I will enjoy it on my own!

    —————————–

    The A-rod thing will die down if the guys in there come up big

  13. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    getting some runs up early would sure relax this team…

  14. Ys Guy October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Jerkface – no question to everything you’ve said.

    Good news that the offense got extra BP.

    I think I’ll enjoy the game with the pleasant company of the lohud forum, unless it turns into a postmortem because Arod isn’t playing. At that point I think I will enjoy it on my own!

    GO CC!!!

    GO YANKS!!!

  16. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Ichiro has an OPS over 1…

    Boston needs a third baseman…

  17. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Jerkface, how do you fix granderson? Is it an approach thing? Mechanical?

  18. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    no trading him to boston.
    with our luck he would become the old arod again….

  19. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t know. If his swing is different from when K Long first fixed him then they should fix it, but I think its approach.

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Good AB by Ichiro nonetheless.

  21. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    But its going to be so hard and now game 7 is even harder
    ——————–

    The hard is what makes it great – Jimmy Dugan

  22. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    granderson is all approach.
    he isnt just having issues with lefties this time.
    he is swinging over every changeup he sees.

  23. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    and typical swisher.
    swinging out of his shoes.

  24. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    So… did they tell us what they’re doing for game 5 yet?

    (See what I’m doing here people? There will be a game 5.)

  25. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Swisher with the K-shocking…

  26. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    i know this sounds a little delusional but if the Yankees win this game they have Pettitte, Kuroda, and probably Sabathia for seven. call me a homer but i am not ready to say its impossible for the Yankees to do this.

  27. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    every fastball looks right down the middle and they are squaring any of them.

  28. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    i know this sounds a little delusional but if the Yankees win this game they have Pettitte, Kuroda, and probably Sabathia for seven. call me a homer but i am not ready to say its impossible for the Yankees to do this.

    ___

    NO CC for game 7 unless he comes out of the pen.
    2 days rest?
    I dont think so.

  29. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    If Scherzer continues to have his off speed pitches working in the zone, he’s going to be tough.

  30. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    1-2-3 UGH

    C’Mon CC

  31. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    lets go yankees!! :)

  32. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    cano is a bum, isn’t him?
    still wanna sign him long term?

  33. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’m not sure this is what everyone means when they say they’ve been looking for consistency

    How are we going to be able to fight off this 500-pound gorilla if we don’t start hitting hittable pitches?

  34. mick October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Why is Swisher batting 2nd and not Gardner?

  35. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    so we thinking 7 innings of futility until the 9th inning attempt to come back?

  36. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    ac1,

    if it gets to game seven all hands will be on deck and you know Sabathia will ask for the ball. there is no way they’re running an injured Hughes or David Phelps out there for that game.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    “So… did they tell us what they’re doing for game 5 yet?

    (See what I’m doing here people? There will be a game 5.)”

    :)

  38. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Why is Swisher batting 2nd and not Gardner?
    ___

    NO one is hitting so it doesnt really matter….

  39. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    if it gets to game seven all hands will be on deck and you know Sabathia will ask for the ball. there is no way they’re running an injured Hughes or David Phelps out there for that game.
    ____

    He may want it, but they basically already said no way.

  40. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    CC’s fastball sitting at 88-90 .. not good. Hope he’s still just warming up, if not this could be a short outing

  41. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    please dont walk people in front of miggy and prince

  42. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Challenge here no walks in front of the 3-4 guys.

  43. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I hate following the game on gametrax…

    CC usually gains velocity.

    Maybe these guys can get at Max before the 5th.

  44. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    chavez cannot get him out?!

  45. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Chavez may be making arod’s case for him.

  46. Ys Guy October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    gardner had 1 at bat in 5 months before the other day. he battled verlander and fouled off a bunch of pitches, a couple of which were ball 4. otherwise he didn’t hit a ball out of the infield.

    joe wants him in this huge OF but he’s better off at the bottom of the order imo.

  47. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    mick October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Why is Swisher batting 2nd and not Gardner?

    Because the lineup is at the mercy of Phil Coke and Drew Smyly.

  48. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    more fodder for the Post

  49. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    There goes the no hitter.

  50. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Why cant ernie johnson figure out how to say Infante. It’s not IN-FAN-T, It’s IN-FAN-TAY

  51. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Put Arod in

  52. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Let me guess, some clown is going to say, “A-Rod makes that play.”

  53. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Another player that cant hit and cant play defense either. Pathetic

  54. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    it really seems like there is no right move to make other than batting ichiro leadoff

  55. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Chambliss says:
    October 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Let me guess, some clown is going to say, “A-Rod makes that play.”

    He probably does to be honest….Alex still has a canon

  56. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I saw Smoltz hit a 450 foot HR in a college all star game in PA

  57. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Dream dashed.

  58. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    CC’s buddy owns him now

  59. Cashman needs to go October 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    does scherzer have a stuart scott glass eye or some david bowie thing going on with the 2 different eye colors?

  60. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    and just what the offense didnt need was to be down in the 1st inning

  61. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    this is quick

  62. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I really hate that Delmon Young is killing them..,,he’s terrible

  63. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    good night irene – talk about coming out flat after the rainout

  64. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Fielder and Young must be desperate hitting the ball opposite field.

    You watching, Tex?

  65. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    a 2 out RISP hit

  66. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    F this team. Game over.

  67. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Ughhh

  68. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    where exactly was that pitch?

  69. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Pathetic and sucks. There. Both of your magic words.

  70. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    does scherzer have a stuart scott glass eye or some david bowie thing going on with the 2 different eye colors?

    ———-

    David Bowie.

  71. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    1-0 already. Shocking.

  72. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Delmon Young has driven in 6 runs in this series, #Yankees as a team have 5. #Tigers

  73. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    The Yankee Killer strikes again. My God.

  74. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    At least he kept Fielder in the park. Young is killing them.

    Just what we wanted, an early run. Oops-wrong team.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    2-1. Look at the K zone. He was just Kd.

    Just sayin’

  76. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    funny things happen when you put the ball in play

    are we even allowed to do that or did Selig ban us?

  77. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    One more, C!

  78. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I am just wondering if I can emotionally handle watching this game. Now winning or losing but handle the frustration that happens during the 9 innings with this team.

  79. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    they might be blown out?

  80. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Another hit and they have to get someone up in the pen. There is no margin for error.

  81. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    funny things happen when you put the ball in play

    are we even allowed to do that or did Selig ban us?

    LOL

  82. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    and cc at 23 pitches already….

  83. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    this inning already puts to rest CC appearing in a game 7 or even a game 8

  84. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Good thing the bullpen is rested.

  85. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    the look on cc’s face said it all.
    he knows that one run may be all they need.

  86. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thatta boy,C!

  87. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    It’s only 1 run people .. gimme a break! Oh wait we’ve only scored 2 runs in over 30 innings. nevermind.. let’s rip out our hair !

  88. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    23 pitches and 1 run .. not a good start

  89. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Game far from over, but we flat out just suck. Can’t even make routine plays and already two whiffs under our belt through one inning.

  90. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Might get all of four innings out of CC at this rate.

  91. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Well, Chavez has cost them another run with his glove.

  92. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Arod plays and it’s still. 0-0 most likely…. Just sayin

  93. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    But, at least he is swinging well.

    Wait, what?

  94. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    It would be nice if this team would show even a bit of heart. For example, a Tex bunt would shock the world and pep up his teammates.

  95. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    lot of wishing and hoping around here last couple of days..put it to bed the series is over…say what I see

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Good job CC!!!

    ac1, he was at 19 when Peralta was struck out, same as Scherzer.

  97. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Just txt’d Arod.

    305.454.xxxx betcha wish you were a bikini model :-)

  98. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I’m guessing Girardi is hoping Chavez does something offensively. That play at third has to be made. Infante is not Ricky Henderson and the ball wasn’t hit that slowly.

    Let’s get some offense boys.

  99. Cashman needs to go October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    does scherzer have a stuart scott glass eye or some david bowie thing going on with the 2 different eye colors?

    ———-

    David Bowie.
    **********************

    can they complain to the ump like when the pitchers baseball glove is 2 different colors – and force scherzer to pitch with one eye closed? would it even help?

  100. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Not that it really matters with our inept offense, but it’s really annoying and borderline unacceptable that the Yankees keep letting Delmon Young beat them. I mean you have to pitch to this guy better. It’s ridiculous.

  101. Mike in Harrisburg October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    If the players on this team desire any respect whatsoever they need to take this game today.

  102. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I’m glad people are on the record thinking Arod is a better third baseman than Chavez.

  103. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Throw balls Sxherzer

  104. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Lets go offense! time to answer back.

  105. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Pathetic and sucks. There. Both of your magic words.
    ————
    I might apply them to the nay-saying poster here, though. Down 1-0, top of the second. Lwt’s go, boys. Shut these pismires down.

  106. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Yeah Cashman and Girardi keep playing Chavez over Arod. They think they are trying to prove a point but it’s costing them games.

    I am so so tired of watching garbage Young beat them. Can we figure out how to get the porno star out please.

  107. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    jacksquat says:
    October 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    I’m glad people are on the record thinking Arod is a better third baseman than Chavez.

    Defense isn’t Arods problem

  108. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Have to love the scouting report we have on young this series. I know he is a see it hit it hitter, but how many flares/liners to right are we going to give him? He has more series rbi than we do runs, right?

  109. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I want everyones sincere opinion..

    Do you think this NYY team is an “all about me” team or truly plays as a team ?

  110. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    ouu, Tex is such…

  111. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Tex has a .690 OPS.

  112. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hopefully Scherzer throws 7 consecutive BB.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah I’ll check you all out later! Too much “Arod woulda Arod coulda” talk for me already.

    GO YANKS!!!!!

  114. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    another laser off the bat

  115. Mike in Harrisburg October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Geeky Bowie fact: He actually was punched in the face as a kid and has a paralyzed pupil, which is why it looks so odd. It is not naturally occurring heterochromia (see: Mila Kunis).

  116. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    right now the Yankees remind me of a dog cashing it’s tail

  117. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Do you think this NYY team is an “all about me” team or truly plays as a team ?

    ____

    A team, i just think when they struggle they all try to be the hero…

  118. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    A-Rod in or out, it doesn’t matter at this point. They lose the series either way. It’s irrelevant.

  119. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    ohhh, this will be ugly.

  120. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’m glad this is an afternoon game so I don’t have to stay up late anyway

  121. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Scherzer is going to shut us out .. how much you wanna bets?

  122. Cashman needs to go October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    It would be nice if this team would show even a bit of heart. For example, a Tex bunt would shock the world and pep up his teammates.

    ********************

    tex isn’t THAT desparate – the season hasn’t reached desparation level yet according to Tex’s interview a few days ago…

  123. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    I want everyones sincere opinion..

    Do you think this NYY team is an “all about me” team or truly plays as a team ?

    —————————
    neither….

  124. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    A strike on a 2-1 count doesn’t K the batter. Once again the lack of baseball knowledge is really telling. Consider the source I guess.

    Besides CC got the K anyways and that is what Championship Players do. No excuses for Champions.

  125. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    how were both pitch 2 and 3 strikes?

  126. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    it’s in their heads now.
    there is likely no way to turn this around at this point.

  127. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    this is beyond easy, for Tigers.

    pathetic Yankees

  128. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Pathetic

  129. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    2 innings, 4 K’s. Right in our sweetspot again.

  130. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    jacksquat says:
    October 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    I’m glad people are on the record thinking Arod is a better third baseman than Chavez.

    Defense isn’t Arods problem

    I didn’t say it was.

    But if anyone wants Arod in this game over Chavez because they think he is a better 3B, they are nuts. Arod doesn’t make every play at 3B either. Picking on one play is stupid.

  131. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    ohhh, this will be ugly.

    00000000000

    I think I am on that page too. It’s going to be bad.

  132. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Unreal!!!

  133. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Looks like the Yanks threw in the towel after Jeter got hurt. I have never seen an offense this inept

  134. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    What is the strikeout record for a postseason game? I am glad that I am at work at that I have meetings to attend.

  135. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    how were both pitch 2 and 3 strikes?

    ————————
    LOL.whatever they were will it really matter

  136. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Chavez looks worn out. Like he has nothing nothing left at his point in the season. His glove has been bad and he can’t catch up to the fastball. But keep playing the $30m guy.

  137. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The first six hitters–four Ks, one IF pop out and a foul pop out. They have not hit in bad luck. They just haven’t had hard contact.

  138. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Chavez is trying his best to make ARod’s case. That’s nice of him.

  139. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Cripes. Arod could’ve done that with three pitches.

  140. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    But at this point I wish they would put Arod in just so I don’t have to read the whining anymore.

  141. charlestonchew October 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Girardi better put Arod in this game.

  142. willwill October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    oh hey look they are striking out on meatballs now

  143. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Okay… so we’re losing I gather?

  144. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    over/under on K’s were 8….

  145. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    This series has really highlighted how damn spoiled and entitled the fan base of the Yankees is. People calling this team a failure, no heart, blah blah blah aren’t paying attention that there are two teams left playing in the AL and the Yankees are one of them. They overcame injuries and other struggles to win the division, won a hard fought series against a division rival, and people still have the nerve to throw dirt on this team. Unbelievable.

  146. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Chavez 0-15 i have never seen a team that has so many low batting averages

  147. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Meet me in the land of suck and putrid. Ohhh oh this franchise.

  148. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    At this point I would be surprised if they even score a run today. Everyone looks putrid and just lost. Even when they get pitches over the plate they can only foul them off. If they only hit a little bit they could have won this series. The Tigers haven’t been impressive at all and the Yanks handed them the series.

  149. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Oh This Traiiinn…

    Is going to come to a screeching halt if we don’t score today.

  150. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Girardi better put Arod in this game.

    ____

    i agreed with arod benching at the time, but chavez is no better.
    try Nix at 3rd

  151. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Not good

  152. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    But at this point I wish they would put Arod in just so I don’t have to read the whining anymore.

    There would be an equal amount of whining if A-rod were playing.

  153. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    CC could not give up one run in the first six innings today for us to stand a chance of winning. Reckon the ghost of George will be back shortly to hand out a few pink slips.

    Latest odds:

    1-100 Swisher
    1-10 Kevin Long
    1-2 ARod
    1-1 Cashman
    2-1 Girardi

  154. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    oh look the tigers just keep getting hit after hit

  155. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Babe Dirks.

  156. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    If this offense were a horse they would have shot it by now. Just put this pathetic, embarrassing team out of its misery. Good God, they should be ashamed to wear the pinstripes.

  157. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    249 homers in the regular season and 248 whiffs in the postseason…

  158. Cashman needs to go October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    i’m actually hoping for a perfect game out of scherzer with 25 k’s – at that point there is no way that cashy and hal can spin it in the offseason as just bad luck…and will have to make wholesale changes..right?

  159. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Nice play tex. 2 more outs to go. Lets go CC.

  160. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @larryfleisher

    Yankee team average now at .172 for the series and now has 28 strikeouts.

  161. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I wish the Yankees could string together some hits…maybe next inning?

  162. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    1-100 Swisher
    1-10 Kevin Long
    1-2 ARod
    1-1 Cashman
    2-1 Girardi

    ___

    Swish – yes
    long – probably
    arod will be traded to miami
    cash and girardi no

  163. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

  164. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    CC needs to locate against lefties. It’s true what Darling said they have better at bats against him than righties. He leaves too many pitches right over the plate to them.

  165. Cashman needs to go October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    A Dirks – they’re .067 hitter gets hits and ours (yes YOU cano) can’t….

  166. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

    ___

    NO. Changes SHOULD be made, but they will not make them.

  167. jackamir October 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Anybody that thinks ARod’s benching is due to poor at bats is totally lost.. Girardi’s MO has always been to sink or swim with his team and its stars. Something is very fishy with this organization… ARod is just being punished…

  168. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “But if anyone wants Arod in this game over Chavez because they think he is a better 3B, they are nuts”

    The error he made in Game 3 was the difference in that game too…..

  169. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    1-100 Swisher
    1-10 Kevin Long
    1-2 ARod
    1-1 Cashman
    2-1 Girardi

    ___

    Swish – yes
    long – probably
    arod will be traded to miami
    cash and girardi no

    —————————–
    gone
    gone
    gone
    maybe
    maybe

  170. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Anybody that thinks ARod’s benching is due to poor at bats is totally lost.. Girardi’s MO has always been to sink or swim with his team and its stars. Something is very fishy with this organization… ARod is just being punished…

    Oh word? Was Swisher being punished when he got benched? Is Granderson also being punished tonight? Why are those two guys being punished too? Why is A-rod being punished for that matter?

  171. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Anybody that thinks ARod’s benching is due to poor at bats is totally lost.. Girardi’s MO has always been to sink or swim with his team and its stars. Something is very fishy with this organization… ARod is just being punished…

    ___

    I’d say yes except they have benched swisher and granderson too…

  172. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    This series has really highlighted how damn spoiled and entitled the fan base of the Yankees is. People calling this team a failure, no heart, blah blah blah aren’t paying attention that there are two teams left playing in the AL and the Yankees are one of them. They overcame injuries and other struggles to win the division, won a hard fought series against a division rival, and people still have the nerve to throw dirt on this team. Unbelievable.

    —————————-

    True they have overcome a lot. Maybe yrs from now when stories come out they will be looked at differently.

  173. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Scherzer 11.1 K/9, led the AL. Get used to it.

  174. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Arod isnt being punished. He’s completely washed up.

    Have you watched how pathetic he is jackamir??

    He can’t rarely get the ball out of the infield and usually strikes out in 3 pitches having terrible at bats.

  175. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Chavez is 0-15 in the playoffs and made a critical error in game 3 and Arod isn’t playing in an elimination game…… Speaks volumes

  176. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Terrible throw. A decent throw and he is out….

  177. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    “This series has really highlighted how damn spoiled and entitled the fan base of the Yankees is. People calling this team a failure, no heart, blah blah blah aren’t paying attention that there are two teams left playing in the AL and the Yankees are one of them. They overcame injuries and other struggles to win the division, won a hard fought series against a division rival, and people still have the nerve to throw dirt on this team. Unbelievable.”

    What’s unbelievable is your ability to avoid reality. You, and those like you, are like alcoholics who refuse to admit they have a problem. The problem with this team — as it has been for the past three years — as many of us have pointed out — is that they are built for the regular season, and their all-or-nothing, homer-or-nothing offense has choked now for the third consecutive year in the postseason. If it weren’t for Raul Ibanez, they would have been unceremoniously drubbed out of the first round. When your best hitter goes 0-30 (that’s O FOR 30!!!), and half your lineup of all-stars does nothing but strike out time after time in the postseason, you have a problem. Time for an intervention.

  178. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    How many games have Curtis and Swisher been benched?

  179. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Whatever, put Arod in there for his much better defense than Chavez.

  180. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd feels like 11-0. Just turned on the game but after looking at the boxscore it seems like good Max is out there today.

  181. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I can’t say if Arod is being punished or not….but I think he should be playing

  182. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    final score 1-0 would be ultimate insult

  183. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Chavez is 0-15 in the playoffs and made a critical error in game 3 and Arod isn’t playing in an elimination game…… Speaks volumes

    Not really. Both have been bad in the playoffs so you have to fall back on the regular season numbers. Chavez has been superior to A-rod vs RHP this year. It’s as simple as that

  184. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Maybe they’re benching the other two guys every now and then to prove it is baseball related when it isn’t :twisted: #Conspiracy!

  185. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    jacksquat says:
    October 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Whatever, put Arod in there for his much better defense than Chavez.

    I don’t have the authority

  186. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    would be very surprised Arod gets a AB in this game no matter what

  187. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd feels like 11-0. Just turned on the game but after looking at the boxscore it seems like good Max is out there today.

    ___

    Not in the first inning, but the offense bailed him out.

  188. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    With the way that Chavez has played it makes Girardi and Cashman look really stupid. Sitting Arod didn’t make much sense from the beginning but now it looks worse. If Arod is on the team next year then Cashman has a lot of explaining to do.

  189. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers
    The numbers in here say it all. RT @fangraphs FanGraphs: Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision http://bit.ly/WtAiUv

    Yep. A quick peak at that table tells you everything you need to know.

  190. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Odds

    You’re right. As I keep saying, they’ve over-achieved to get this far. Trouble is that the offense has been so abject this post-season that it overshadows everything. And as the Yanks’ goal is ALWAYS to win the World Series, anything less has to be regarded as failure.

  191. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I honestly can’t fault Girardi this postseason as his team has just underperformed but even if this was close you just have the feeling that Leyland would school him. Leyland sends runners, tweaks the lineup…. I’d love that guy as a Yankee manager.

  192. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    CC doesn’t have his A stuff or command today. He is throwing a ton of pitches.

  193. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Chavez is 0-15 in the playoffs and made a critical error in game 3 and Arod isn’t playing in an elimination game…… Speaks volumes

    ———————————————————————————————–
    Sure does.

  194. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

    —————–

    They aren’t blowing the team up. Some guys won’t be here but if ppl are expecting big changes don’t hold your breath.

  195. mate October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Totally unrelated but just mentioning. This Chad Jennings guy is not a Yankee Fan. Right?

    Let’s win this thing!

  196. Chambliss October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    We may seem like spoiled fans, but I suspect that the response would not be so negative if the team were scoring a few runs. They just seem lifeless.

  197. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    This series has really highlighted how damn spoiled and entitled the fan base of the Yankees is. People calling this team a failure, no heart, blah blah blah aren’t paying attention that there are two teams left playing in the AL and the Yankees are one of them. They overcame injuries and other struggles to win the division, won a hard fought series against a division rival, and people still have the nerve to throw dirt on this team. Unbelievable.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    No what is pathetic are losers like yourself. Do you really like mediocrity? How dare we expect these guys not to get shutout by #3 and #4 pitchers every game!!

  198. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd feels like 11-0. Just turned on the game but after looking at the boxscore it seems like good Max is out there today.

    ___

    Not in the first inning, but the offense bailed him out.
    —————————————————–

    All I saw was 2 innings 4 K’s…. maybe he’s not around the plate but the Yankee hitters have had no prayer thus far whether it’s Max or the hitters own doing.

  199. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    I honestly can’t fault Girardi this postseason as his team has just underperformed but even if this was close you just have the feeling that Leyland would school him. Leyland sends runners, tweaks the lineup…. I’d love that guy as a Yankee manager.
    ————

    Fans would cry themselves to sleep whenever he’d refuse to start Verlander on three days rest. Whatever.

  200. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Do we have to wait till the 9th to score any runs? Again?

  201. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Can we sign Tebow to hit for us

  202. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Actually, I think the Yanks will wait until the 10th today.

  203. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Odds

    You’re right. As I keep saying, they’ve over-achieved to get this far. Trouble is that the offense has been so abject this post-season that it overshadows everything. And as the Yanks’ goal is ALWAYS to win the World Series, anything less has to be regarded as failure.

    ——————–

    Maybe they should tweak their goal. The way sports are set-up now dynasties are a thing of the past.

  204. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Somehow “The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side” for many Yankee fans.

  205. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Call me crazy, but I refuse to give up on this team. Its only 1-0 in the third. Still plenty of time to make something happen. Lets go offense! Lets go Yanks. Time to score some runs for the big man.

  206. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    We should pinch hit CC

  207. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    I honestly can’t fault Girardi this postseason as his team has just underperformed but even if this was close you just have the feeling that Leyland would school him. Leyland sends runners, tweaks the lineup…. I’d love that guy as a Yankee manager.
    ————

    Fans would cry themselves to sleep whenever he’d refuse to start Verlander on three days rest. Whatever.
    —————————————————–

    Are you talking about Leyland or Girardi?

  208. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

    —————–

    They aren’t blowing the team up. Some guys won’t be here but if ppl are expecting big changes don’t hold your breath.

    ——————————————–
    mark it down…saying seven or more players won’t be back

  209. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Awful watching one team look like scoring every inning and other failing to get so much as a man on base. Their confidence is absolutely shot to pieces. I’ll bet most of them can’t wait to catch the plane home tonight.

  210. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Somehow “The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side” for many Yankee fans.

    —————-

    Dude, bottom of the 9th, Tigers up by 2 games and on the verge of winning a 3rd straight and what do they hear from the crowd as the ump calls a ball?

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOing.

    Fans are fans.

  211. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Arod is bring punished for something, it’s very obvious. Right now only the organization knows the real reason. You don’t just bench someone like him who is signed for another 5 years. It doesn’t add up.

  212. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Now if the yanks can just find 4 million people just like waka, they can sell 4 mm tickets at the stadium next year and bring back the same team. 4 mm waka’s. All they need.

  213. djsunyc October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    all we have to do is bring back hideki matsui – he’s the one that cursed us lol…

  214. munson15 October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Waka…great point. Dill Pickler….way to prove it for him.

  215. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    down 0-2 every AB

  216. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Martin should be benched for swinging out of his shoes at an away pitch. The approach is putrid.

  217. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    It would be wise to score and score soon. The longer this thing goes in an elimination game the tougher it’s going to get.

    This thing doesn’t need to get any harder.

  218. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    fast forward to the 9th inning Yankees will score and lose

  219. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    To see this team fall flat on its face in this series and practically the entire postseason offensively is disgraceful. Especially after fighting with the O’s for a whole month. This team lacks heart right now. I know it’s the end. I see no way this team comes back from this. Makes me pretty angry to see them just fold against a team it should beat. They have been in just about every game this postseason and a hit here or there turns things dramatically.

  220. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    lets face it.
    all the regulars besides ichiro should be benched.

  221. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    munson15, you think Thurman wouldn’t be booing these chokers? Thurman was a guy who actually raised his performance in the clutch.

    If this were the first time these guys had embarrassed themselves in the postseason, that would be one thing. This is the third straight postseason they have choked. How many do you require before you ask for changes? 5 straight years? 10? 15?

  222. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Do people reay believe Arod would be on the bench if he was hitting?

    I’m sure they’re not happy with him but being a productive force in a lineup washes away a lot of sins.

  223. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Dill Pickler,

    news flash dummy: i never said the team couldn’t be improved. i said its stupid that people are calling this a bad baseball team when they won 95 games with a patchwork rotation, an offense depleted by injuries, and a bullpen with three reliable relief pitchers.

    have you even bothered to look at what the Tigers have done right or are you just so focused on “da yankeez r choking!!11!” narrative? no Tigers starter has given up more than 2R. but hey, the Yankees are chokers who can’t hit in the clutch!

  224. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Gardner looks like he pack on a few lbs

  225. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I swear gardy has gotten slower. Most likely because he has not played all season and is not in great shape.

  226. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

    —————–

    They aren’t blowing the team up. Some guys won’t be here but if ppl are expecting big changes don’t hold your breath.

    ——————————————–
    mark it down…saying seven or more players won’t be back

    ———————————

    I can see guys fringe guys like Jones and Stewart but not players like Cano, Tex, Grandy, etc.

  227. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Yeah sliding into 1st base really helped. Gardner really has terrible baseball instincts.

  228. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    no no is gone!

  229. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Nunie!

  230. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Nunezzzz is on base! Our Savior!

  231. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Interesting stat that only one team leading the league in homers has won a Series since 1985. A team must have diverse skills. That is a simple concept.

  232. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    progress alert: BASERUNNER! lets go boys.

  233. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    okay folks… god speed.

    hope I get home to see the final outs and get to plan how I’ll watch the game tomorrow.

  234. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    .170 batting average in the series. Hilarious. And people are ok with this because they had a nice regular season.

  235. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Yeah sliding into 1st base really helped. Gardner really has terrible baseball instincts.

    ————————————-
    but you keep hearing about fast he is…

  236. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Lucky break but Nunez seems to make things happen at the plate. He needs at bats next year to develop or he needs to be used as trade bait. No utility man playing 2 days a week b.s.

  237. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    RadioKev says:
    October 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    Somehow “The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side” for many Yankee fans.

    I think we are just looking for less dead more than greener

  238. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    .170 batting average in the series. Hilarious. And people are ok with this because they had a nice regular season.

    ____

    Who is ok with this?

  239. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Nunie.

  240. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    speed is important

  241. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Atta boy, Nunie. Manufacture now.

  242. munson15 October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Dill, no doubt there needs to be some changes. I just don’t buy into this ” this team sucks now ” BS.

  243. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Plzzz ichirooo!,

  244. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Carlo,

    all they need is four million rational people who understand the game of baseball instead of letting idiots from ESPN and talk radio think for them.

  245. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    changes will be made and a lot of them

    —————–

    They aren’t blowing the team up. Some guys won’t be here but if ppl are expecting big changes don’t hold your breath.

    ——————————————–
    mark it down…saying seven or more players won’t be back

    ———————————

    I can see guys fringe guys like Jones and Stewart but not players like Cano, Tex, Grandy, etc.

    —————————-
    will be a few surprises

  246. blake October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Nunez is building trade value…..trouble is can they trade him now

  247. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Waka – this tigers team didn’t even win 90 games with this staff…..and u are tipping ur cap to them for their work this series? And saying this yankee offense isn’t a bunch of chokers?

  248. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Nunez is building trade value…..trouble is can they trade him now

    ___

    CANNOT trade him with Jeter’s injury

  249. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    what can they get for Gardner ?

  250. Jerzz October 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Nunez = starting 3B next year

  251. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    they should walk ichiro and just k swisher

  252. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Swish nexttt nooooo

  253. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Dill Pickler,

    news flash dummy: i never said the team couldn’t be improved. i said its stupid that people are calling this a bad baseball team when they won 95 games with a patchwork rotation, an offense depleted by injuries, and a bullpen with three reliable relief pitchers.

    have you even bothered to look at what the Tigers have done right or are you just so focused on “da yankeez r choking!!11!” narrative? no Tigers starter has given up more than 2R. but hey, the Yankees are chokers who can’t hit in the clutch!
    —————————————————————————–

    Yeah the Tigers are so great that all FOUR of their starters should be able to completely shut us down EVERY GAME!!

    It’s perfecty normal to have the bases loaded three times in game 1 and not score ANY RUNS!!

    Good points genius!

  254. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Waka, I never called this a “bad baseball team.” I said they are choking in the playoffs, a FACT that cannot be disputed. And this is the third straight postseason that these “hitters” (I use that term loosely) have choked in the postseason.

    Do you really want to dispute the fact that they are choking? Cano went 24-39 at the end of the regular season. The postseason comes and he goes 0-30. Granderson, Swisher, ARod… anyone who is not burying their head in the sand can see that they are, indeed, choking.

    And quoting how great the Tigers pitchers are doing against these chokers proves… what? That they are as good as the Orioles pitchers, who also completely shut the Yankees lineup down?

  255. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I don’t know if Nunez could field 3B regularly. I’d give him a lot of SS starts while working Jeter back. I’ve always liked Nunez and I believe he can be average in the field… that coupled with his bat and speed makes for a good player

  256. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    now we can watch NicKKKKKKKKKKKKK try for a 6 run homerun

  257. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    “CANNOT trade him with Jeter’s injury”

    Probably not

  258. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I have to say I am a little jealous here.

    Arod’s miami house video

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....72998.html

  259. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Baddd take! Swinggg ichirooo! Ill take my chances with uuu :(

  260. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Here comes swish to the rescue

  261. waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    RabidYankee,

    they’re playing poorly. this doesn’t mean the entire team is sh*t and should be blown up. how hard of a concept is this to understand?

  262. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Alright Swisher, here’s your chance.

  263. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Gotta re-sign Ichiro next year…

  264. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Hit a homer swish

  265. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    swisher is so predictable.
    does he even look at the ball to see if it is dropping off?

  266. Jerzz October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    @sportsJC16

    If this doesn’t show Cashman & Hal #Yankees need at least 7 bats in the off-season, I hope they are prepared to lose 95+ gms in 2013.

  267. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    .170 batting average in the series. Hilarious. And people are ok with this because they had a nice regular season.

    _______________________—————————————————————–

    Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!

  268. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Too bad Swisher isn’t on the bench today. He is brutal. Just swinging at anything off speed.

  269. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Make him throw strikes Nick

  270. djsunyc October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    I don’t know if Nunez could field 3B regularly. I’d give him a lot of SS starts while working Jeter back. I’ve always liked Nunez and I believe he can be average in the field… that coupled with his bat and speed makes for a good player

    ————

    50 games for jeter at dh
    50 games for arod at dh
    100 games for nunez in the field

  271. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Patrick says:
    October 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Gotta re-sign Ichiro next year…

    I hope so…..this may all be a mirage but I think he’s figured it out again and I like watching him

  272. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    will be a few surprises

    ————————

    I think it’s wishful thinking. This team has few trade assets as is.

  273. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Hit a homer swish

    _——————————————

    That’s the reason they can’t hit, everyone swings for the fences instead of trying to just get a hit with RISP!

  274. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Nunez will be the starting SS on opening day and with an opening at 3rd, it may be time for Mr. Jeter to move over.

  275. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Wow, that was a surprise. Man is he toast!

  276. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    swish, 2k

  277. ac1 October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    BS THAT WAS NOWHERE NEAR THE PLATE!!!!

  278. luc79 October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I would consider trading Cano. If he’s so valuable and the team is intending to keep at $189 million, isn’t he the most marketable commodity to return 3-4 solid and modestly paid players? I know it won’t happen, but I cringe at the thought of him being the veteran leader of this team in the years ahead.

  279. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Wow bad call on that 3rd strike..

  280. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Swisher you are POOOOOP!

  281. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I can’t believe Swisher struck out

  282. Kayster October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Atta boy swish

  283. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Wifferific

  284. user13 October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I hate this lineup

  285. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Not a strike

  286. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    that was outside..but it didn’t matter

  287. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Of course he strikes out. Of course.

  288. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Off the plate, again. :mad:

  289. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Who is Swish going to blame for hurting his feelings this time?

  290. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Sweet Lord, Swisher is just terrible. Have a good time there Nick. I look forward to you sucking for some other team next year.

  291. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    At least the fans didn’t boo him when he whiffed. So he must be happy about that.

  292. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    that’s too close to take

  293. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Too bad Nunez isn’t batting 2nd. Why would they even pitch to Ichiro with strike out Swisher on deck? He is absolutely terrible. Good thing he had such a bad post season. Now the Yanks don’t even have to consider bringing him back. He really is a waste of a contract when he can’t make contact when the games mean the most.

  294. mick October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    mick October 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    REPOST

    Why is Swisher batting 2nd and not Gardner?

  295. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    This umpiring is atrocious. Hard to complain about that though if we aren’t scoring ANY runs.

  296. user13 October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Why is he even in there, let alone batting 2nd

  297. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Hit a homer swish

    _——————————————

    That’s the reason they can’t hit, everyone swings for the fences instead of trying to just get a hit with RISP!

    Well yea…..but it’s too late to make these lemons into lemondade……..gotta hope they run into one

  298. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    munson15, there’s a difference between saying “this team sucks” and this team is choking in the postseason. Look at the results of the last 3 seasons and the postseasons. It is clear there are guys in this lineup that cannot perform in the postseason. To my mind, continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is insanity. If you want this team to have success in the postseason — which is the goal, right? — they have to make changes.

    I have no doubt that if they brought back the same guys next year, they’d win the division again, and then you’d see the same result in the postseason that you’ve seen for the past three years.

  299. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    waka flocka October 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    RabidYankee,

    they’re playing poorly. this doesn’t mean the entire team is sh*t and should be blown up. how hard of a concept is this to understand?
    ——————————————————————-

    waka: How hard is it to understan that this team should be doing alot better than a .170 batting average and striking out in every big spot??

    Are you satisfied with that? Are your standards that low?

  300. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    will be a few surprises

    ————————

    I think it’s wishful thinking. This team has few trade assets as is.

    ——————————–
    we will get together in Jan and talk about it..

  301. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    So glad Long and Nickie the Clown had a productive session. Maybe Nick will spray seltzer in the ump’s face!

  302. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    They have to find a place for a guy that can hit Verlander and steal bases. He has ability.

  303. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Swisher is his usual brutal playoff self with runners on, but two brutal calls in that AB.

  304. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I know we didn’t score… But You gotta like What Gardy, Nuney, and Ichiro did.

    Gardy saw 5 pitches, put pressure on the D to make a very good play to get him out.
    Nunez got on base, then put pressure on the D and Pitcher with the steal.
    Ichiro got the pitch count way up, drew a walk, and put added pressure on their pitcher.

    That was the perfect storm of events that constitutes ” table setter” ” rally”… But Swisher was unable to to make the tigers pay.

  305. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    The upside is that there are only a few more ABs for Swisher in a Yankee uniform.

  306. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see Swisher complain about the fans again. The team will miss his attitude but no one will miss his .100 average in October. He is a total dog when it counts.

  307. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    but I cringe at the thought of him being the veteran leader of this team in the years ahead.

    —————————————-

    It won’t be that bad

  308. Ys Guy October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    how is that even possible nick???

    i reallly thought he was gonna get the monkey off his back there….

    im working but im watching…

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!

    NEVER GIVE UP!

  309. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Too many holes to plug in this lineup.

  310. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Espn just told me swish k’d. So otherwise I never would have known. Wouldn’t have known the offense was inept without someone telling me. My eyes were really impressed with our approach this series until the e radio told me I was wrong.

  311. YankeesFanMan October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Maybe they can just call the game now and save the Yankees some dignity

  312. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    The upside is that there are only a few more ABs for Swisher in a Yankee uniform.

    ———————
    good and take Gardner with him

  313. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!”

    Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.

  314. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    You guys think everything they call strikes here is off the plate. The camera is angled left from far right behind the mound towards homeplate at this park more than others which is why it looks that way to you. If you were standing behind the mound or the plate you’d realize they were close pitches that can be called strikes.

    Swisher should have offered at that pitch.

  315. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    That was a ball

  316. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Justin-

    Tell the media what you said to Alex, after the game,when he wasn’t in the lineup to face you.

  317. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Play Swisher and sit Alex. And hit him second. Great Girardi move.

  318. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    They probably aren’t moving Gardner. He was hurt most of the yr and they like him.

  319. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    This is a fun team to watch!

  320. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Bench Tex! ;)

  321. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    “Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.”

    You too

  322. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The Yanks are ready to go home. It’s like the confidence just isn’t there anymore.

  323. mick October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    They can’t touch Scherzer.
    He’s got an evil eye…

  324. hman23 October 18th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Here comes the Yankee Killer

  325. djsunyc October 18th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    I know we didn’t score… But You gotta like What Gardy, Nuney, and Ichiro did.

    Gardy saw 5 pitches, put pressure on the D to make a very good play to get him out.
    Nunez got on base, then put pressure on the D and Pitcher with the steal.
    Ichiro got the pitch count way up, drew a walk, and put added pressure on their pitcher.

    That was the perfect storm of events that constitutes ” table setter” ” rally”… But Swisher was unable to to make the tigers pay.

    ———-

    fill the roster with guys like that and we should be ok next year. but still need that one or two big bats to rely for the big hit…

  326. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    October 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    They probably aren’t moving Gardner. He was hurt most of the yr and they like him.

    They shouldn’t ….. He should play CF next year

  327. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    They probably aren’t moving Gardner. He was hurt most of the yr and they like him
    ———————-
    Gardner is a AAA player

  328. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I want to know how garbage Young can hit in October and the Yanks can’t. Some things don’t make any sense.

  329. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    ernie johnson is such a fool

  330. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    This is what it must be like watching the Yankees vs. Random Florida Community College in spring training except we’re Random Florida Community College and the Tigers are the Yankees.

  331. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Classy Verlander. Man he needs a good beat down.

  332. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    They probably aren’t moving Gardner. He was hurt most of the yr and they like him
    ———————-
    Gardner is a AAA player

    ————————

    They really like him and what he brings. He is one of Brian’s guys and you know how he is when it comes to his players.

  333. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    “Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!”

    Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.

    ———————————————————————-

    Ill informed?? So $6 trillion in debt, medicare on pace to go bankrupt in 10 years, and putting the gov’t in charge of our healthcare is a good thing??

    Why are you a Yankees fan? They are evil capitalists who spend so much money, it’s not fair to the small market teams right? Why no go be a Royals fan loser???

  334. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Delmon Young can hit in the post season unlike most Yankees because he knows how to use the whole field. The magical RF porch they hit at for 1/2 their games hasn’t casued them to put blinders on and hit like beer league softball players.

  335. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    October 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    They probably aren’t moving Gardner. He was hurt most of the yr and they like him.

    They shouldn’t ….. He should play CF next year

    —————

    I’m not ready to say bye to Grandy yet

  336. tomygun14 October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Do we seriously have to listen to Verlander this whole inning? Aren’t there a couple of girls he can flirt with instead?

  337. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I guess it doesn’t matter because the Yanks aren’t going to score a run anyway. But CC isn’t sharp at all.

  338. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I wanna hate him… But Verlander seems like a cool dude

  339. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Knock it off, both of you.

  340. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    CC will barely get through 5 with this pitch count rate

  341. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    This coverage is absurd SMFH

  342. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    CC pitching like he knows his offense is not backing him up.

  343. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    “Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!”

    Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.

    Amen

  344. Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    RabidYankee — again, keep your stupid, ill-informed, Fox puppet politics out of here. This is a baseball forum.

    You want to have a politcal debate, I’ll be glad to meet you someplace else.

  345. YankeesFanNYC October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!”

    Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.

    Are you an ill-informed CNN or MSNBC-puppet? Why do you assume that anyone who disagrees your hero watches Fox News? What a pathetic, worn out talking point. You left out “bible-thumper” and “Rush Limbaugh.”

  346. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Get Verlander out of here….Enough already…

  347. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I’m not ready to say bye to Grandy yet”

    Even if Grandy is back he should play LF…..it’s time

  348. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Guys does it really matter at this point who is hitting where ? It’s a shame that you can’t make any moves when everyone on your team doesn’t hit except for maybe Ichiro.

  349. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Where did that pop up go? Any jet-streams!!?

  350. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    This is unbelievable they are letting him stay on the mic the whole inning.

  351. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Swisher should have offered at that pitch.

    Pitch FX says no, it was a bad ball.

  352. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    So Verlander demands the interview not to be over and TBS just goes with it. Seriously turn the playoffs over to Comedy Central for next year. Terrible job.

  353. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Get Verlander out of here….Enough already…

    I absolutely abhor TBS

  354. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I wanna hate him… But Verlander seems like a cool dude

    ————————

    I always wanted him to be a Yankee. It sucks he never will be.

  355. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Ugh

  356. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    How about nobody talk about politics?

  357. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Nice that Tex came to play today. He getting paid by the Tigers?

  358. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Wtffff if wrong with texx????

  359. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    SMFH

  360. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Again, Tex? What are the chances of that happening twice in a inning? Although this series, it’s not so unlikely.

  361. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What a performance. What a performance. The New York Yankees ladies and gentlemen.

  362. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Great job Tex. Time to go home…

  363. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Good grief

  364. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Falling apart at the seams

  365. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    YankeesFanNYC October 18th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Dill Pickler October 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Sounds like obama voters making excuses for his dismal 4 years and asking for 4 more!”

    Keep your stupid, ill-informed Fox-puppet politics out of this. This is a baseball forum.

    Are you an ill-informed CNN or MSNBC-puppet? Why do you assume that anyone who disagrees your hero watches Fox News? What a pathetic, worn out talking point. You left out “bible-thumper” and “Rush Limbaugh.”
    ——————————————————

    LOL, well said!!! Funny thing is I rarely watch Fox news, they are too liberal for me!!

  366. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    See how stupid it is to complain about Chavez? Tex twice in one inning.

  367. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    The Yankees are playing potentially the last game of their season and people in here are arguing about politics? What the heck..

  368. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    This team hasn’t had a thread of a pulse since Jeter got hurt

  369. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Nice defense. Poor CC.

  370. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Just one more, C!

  371. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    One swing and this game could be over.

  372. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Scherzer at 55 pitches, CC at 63 after that Tex error. This game could well be decided by the bullpen

  373. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I think talking politics is less aggravating than this game and VERLANDER STILL ON THE MIC FOR F SAKE !

  374. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    , they are too liberal for me!!

    ————————

    :-(

  375. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Swisher should have offered at that pitch.

    Pitch FX says no, it was a bad ball.

    Indeed, six inches off the plate. I don’t know if Swisher could have even reached it.

  376. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    jacksquat says:
    October 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    See how stupid it is to complain about Chavez? Tex twice in one inning.

    I’m ok complaining about them all at this point

  377. Pat M. October 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Ask Verlander how Kate Upton is ????? I want to know…..

  378. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Can we talk about the politics within the yankee organization? Like the faction that thinks this roster is ok next year and the one that has a baseball sense?

  379. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    The Yankees are playing potentially the last game of their season and people in here are arguing about politics? What the heck..]

    —-

    Yanks are still playing ? I mean I see people in uniform but I’m pretty sure they stopped playing awhile ago.

  380. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Good thing this team really came prepared today.

    You can tell they really want to win this one.

  381. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Game smh

  382. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Man, Yankees are falling apart here.

  383. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    LOL WTF WAS THAT >> HAHAHAHAHAHAH ! BAD NEWS F’N BEARS

  384. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    YT,
    Should that be true, we’ll win.

  385. PacoDooley October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    without Chad running the chat here it’s not worth dealing with – time to see what’s going here in the back alley…

  386. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Not good

  387. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you Tex

  388. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve now seen it all.

  389. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Ballgame over; ALCS over; season (mercifully) over

  390. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Can anything else go wrong?

  391. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Pitiful…..Shoukd be 0-0

  392. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Justin f’n Verlander hour.

    For crissake, this is like a Detroit home broadcast.

  393. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Thought CC could reach that, guess not. Nice attempt by Nunie.

  394. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Ballgame.

  395. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    And spare me the “leave politics out of this” lecture. I saw mick and another regular on here last Friday talking politics on here.

    —————-

    Game over…. what a pathetic showing.. they really should just walk off the field.

  396. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    One over the fence to put us all out of our misery.

  397. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    The great thing about Tex is we all know he’ll make up for the 2 misplays with his bat! Insert laughter here.

  398. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Didn’t realize we were watching Detroit TV?

    Just make C throw a thousand pitches.

  399. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The organization should be absolutely emabarrassed by this performance from the offensive players. Losing is one thing but completely falling apart and not showing up is a complete joke. If they even showed up they could have won this series. This is really, really embarrassing.

  400. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    70 + pitches in 3 innings

  401. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Can anything else go wrong?

    ———————————-

    Someone could get hurt but let’s hope that doesn’t happen

  402. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Why dont they bring JV in the damn booth for chrissakes?????

  403. willwill October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Any announcements tomorrow on long being let go, or will it be a week or after world series?

  404. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The thing is, We don’t need to have sluggers 1-9. It’s okay to have 4 contact hitters in a lineup that have very little pop, but have speed, can work counts, get on base, and go oppo. I would love having Jeter, Ichiro, Nunez, and gardner in the same lineup. All you need is a meat of the order at 3-4-5 with your ultra sluggers. Its awesome to have your 6-7 hitters have 30 bombs.. but its not needed.

  405. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    When the going gets tough, the Yankees fold like a cheap suit.

  406. robbykid October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Has there ever been a playoff series where a team never had a lead?

  407. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Come on C

  408. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    House clean or don’t even bother. Exposed like I’ve never seen before. Like an nba team that tries in the regular season, puts up big numbers and shts its pants the minute someone tries on defense against them.

  409. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    would anyone here be pissed if CC left after 5 innings

  410. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for making C throw all those extra pitches :(

  411. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I thought for sure Swisher would try to somersault and catch that in his mouth.

  412. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Blake-

    Missed the first inning. Was one of their singles catchable for an out?

  413. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    very sad and angry at the same time if that makes sense. This is not a Yankee team that i am familiar with.. This is degrading and makes me sick that the Tigers will knock the Yankees out again with scrubs like Delmon Young beating us… Absolutely ridiculous…

  414. user13 October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Put AROD IN THE DAM GAME… I CANT WATCH THIS

  415. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Pat M.

    I believe Verlander would say she is quite good, thank you. Not a bad life.

  416. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’d rather listen to Verlander than watch the Yankees try to hit.

  417. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Yanks need 2 innings to make up for Verlander hour since their innings are half as long.

  418. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    CC should just give up a grand slam and put us out of our misery. I can’t even watch this crap anymore. They look like a boring, pathetic single A team.

  419. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I would be very happy if there was not a single position player name I recognized on this team next year (Sans Jeter and Ichiro, I think they make a great 1 & 2)

  420. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    2 runs might as well be 10. Not the proudest moment in the history of this organization. It seems they’ve quit.

  421. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    This isn’t on CC. 3 misplays led to 2 runs.

  422. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Anybody still positive around here?

  423. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    I thought for sure Swisher would try to somersault and catch that in his mouth.

    ======

    LMAO!!!!

  424. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I thought for sure Swisher would try to somersault and catch that in his mouth.
    ///

    lol
    :(

  425. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Verlander has a sure career in broadcasting. Better than the people in the booth. CC, how can I put this? You can’t play nine positions, and you can’t account for bad hops. Stay with it. We’ll get’em.

  426. blake October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Yankee Trader says:
    October 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Blake-

    Missed the first inning. Was one of their singles catchable for an out?

    Chavez didn’t make a play he probably Shoukd have

  427. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    2-0 and it feels like 20-0. What the heck does Cashman see in his approach to putting an offense together that makes him think it is “champiionshiip caliber.”

  428. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    It would probably take the Yanks about 20 more innings to score 2 runs.

  429. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Its only a 2 run game. Yea.. I know, i know, our offense has been awful. But, This could have gotten a lot worse. A base hit there and this game is over… But its still just a 2 run ball game. Lets go Yankees. Time to rally.

  430. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    robbykid October 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Has there ever been a playoff series where a team never had a lead?

    —————————-

    I’m sure there have been

  431. Jerzz October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    It’s 2-0 in the 4th inning, this game is far, far from over with Scherzer and their crappy pen. Yankees feast on middle relief, they will score soon and win the game. CC just has to keep the game here

  432. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    2013 NYY

    Jeter
    Ichiro
    TBD
    TBD
    TBD
    TBD
    TBD
    TBD
    Gardner im 50/50

  433. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    LMAOOOO @ G. Love

  434. Ken Phelps October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Always look on the bright side… If this is the end o the Yankee season this is hopefully the last time I see Nick Swisher in a Yankee uniform… “The worst post season player in baseball history”

  435. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    robbykid october 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Has there ever been a playoff series where a team never had a lead?

    —————————-

    I’m sure there have been
    —–

    wow, that’s a great question. any of you stat freaks know the answer ?

  436. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Chavez doesn’t make a play he usually does. Tex doesn’t make two plays he usually does. Just more snake bit.

  437. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I am suprised cano didnt swing at the first pitch

  438. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I want Paul O’Neill to manage this team and take on his identity.

  439. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    It’s funny how the Tigers have one of the worst infield defense’s ever. But the Yanks defense have cost them games and the Tigers haven’t made any errors to cost them. Hard to figure out.

  440. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    but he chased the 2nd one; good

  441. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Maybe Tex’s miscues will convince him they’re “desperate” anough for mim to lay down a bunt!

  442. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    73 pitches for C

  443. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Why do people think Cano is so great ? I never thought he was nearly as good as people make him out to be..

  444. YES October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Tex, Swish, fold every season in the post season. What else is new?

  445. Triple Short of a Cycle October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    amazing the people on here who continue to say. Its only the 1st inning and then its only the 4th inning.

    Its like they haven’t been watching the past week or 2

  446. Pat M. October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The last time I saw a Yankee team fold like this was in 2004 and even more so in the 81 World Series when they lsot 4 straight after jumping out to a 2-0 lead……The loss of Game 1 and the loss of Derek Jeter just solidified the downward spiral…….I guess Baltimore’s shadowing of them from Late August took it’s toll……..Certainly letting the ALDS go to 5th game was a dagger

  447. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    It’s not a case of being snakebit, it’s a case of being no good.

  448. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Tex, you need to come through here.

  449. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    when will cano put a sofa in dugout?

  450. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I defined insanity today when I said to myself the following: “hey, we win today, and its andy tomorrow to get us back to ny. Then we have kuroda who was awesome, then, in a game 7, anything can happen.” How ridiculous is that. I should have stabbed myself.

  451. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    YT,
    I’m here, and we’re going to win this game, somehow, some way, but we’re going to do it.

  452. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    First pitch was perfect to hit oppo.

  453. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Blake-

    Thanks. So it was the 1st single of that inning by Infante.

  454. user13 October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    buntttttttttttttttttt omgg

  455. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Cano’s approach is awful. Instead of looking for pitches to drive he is just swinging away at anything in sight. He is a $200m hitter but not player. His strike zone really neds to improve.

  456. Triple Short of a Cycle October 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Has there ever been a playoff series where a team never had a lead?

    —————————————————-

    Just off the top of my head 1998 against Texas

  457. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    A 23MIL MLB Pro player is given the entire left side of the IF and can’t get a hit.

    SMH

  458. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Holy …

  459. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Tex-need to open your eyes on that high fastball

  460. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    WHAT THE HELL WAS TEX SWINGING AT? Tex has completely fell off the planet.

  461. Triple Short of a Cycle October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    The last time I saw a Yankee team fold like this was in 2004 and even more so in the 81 World Series when they lsot 4 straight after jumping out to a 2-0 lead……The loss of Game 1 and the loss of Derek Jeter just solidified the downward spiral…….I guess Baltimore’s shadowing of them from Late August took it’s toll……..Certainly letting the ALDS go to 5th game was a dagger

    ————————————

    More nonsense from the pro front office guy

  462. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Today is swing at anything in sight….They are making Scherzer look like Verlander because they don’t have a strike zone.

  463. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Do we have a rally in our bones?

    Come on Boys!

  464. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    I want Paul O’Neill to manage this team and take on his identity.

    ————————————————–
    don’t think that will happen anytime soon

  465. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    seriously, cc should aim for 120 pitches

  466. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    If your job lasts 7 months a year, april to october, and u suck in april, may, and october, how do u make $23 mm for 4 months of acceptible work?

  467. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I honestly hope he pitches a no hitter against us and embarrasses the entire organization.

  468. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Nice job Tex!!!

    On principle he should be benched .. 2 errrors and a strikeout to a garbage pitcher!!

    Pathetic!!

    And Tex has been nothing but selfish since coming to NY. A former 300 hitter to all fields now batting under 250. All he does is try to hit into the shift every time and go for home runs.

  469. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    .. and people were talking about C.C not pitching game 7 LOL.

  470. Ken Phelps October 18th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I just ran out of the room and came back and saw there were already 2 outs

  471. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Cano..is done..when he’s not hitting he couldn’t care less

  472. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    No-hitter from Scherzer? Could happen. Would be the bow on a great post-season.

  473. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    CC is aiming for 120 pitches, aiming to be there in the 5th actually.

  474. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Good thing today is the last day of this crap. This is honestly really hard to watch.

  475. robbykid October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Triple short:

    You are right….How about NL or ALCS?

  476. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    They should let CC hit.

    He’s out there giving it his all on the mound. Why not throw him alittle bone? Plus he likes to hit, can’t be any worse than these clowns!

  477. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Right now I wish we had Miguel the little Mexican kid in the original Bad New Bears to go up and hit. Either him or Rudy Stein. Rudy knew how to lean into one.

  478. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    If your job lasts 7 months a year, april to october, and u suck in april, may, and october, how do u make $23 mm for 4 months of acceptible work?

    ——–

    LOL – and you claim the cough got ya down. After tonight’s game he’ll have a new excuse. I am so envious that Boston got to dump their team and we are stuck with these things.

  479. PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I am submerged in a deep depression. I cant do this guys… Im out :(

  480. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I have been invested in this group of guys since I first landed in Tampa for spring training in march. Obviously I want to win this game, and this series. With that being said, I also realize this might be the last game of the season in which I have been following and most have you guys have been following for eight months. My point is, I wont sit here on what might be the last game of the year and say negative, after negative thing about this team. I also will not lose faith until the 27th out. But.. most importantly I am going to enjoy this game. I might not get to see another meaningful Yankees game for over five months.

    Lets Go Yankees. We can still do this.

  481. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    PRicanYankees42 October 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    I am submerged in a deep depression. I cant do this guys… Im out

    ——-

    I feel for you. It is very difficult. I talk to myself and vent here to make it somewhat bearable.

  482. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I have a funny feeling that this will somehow, someway that this game will fall in the lap of Arod with the last AB.

  483. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Hey, take heart because Brian Cashman assures me that these guys are championship caliber. Wait, this just in, he just issued the following disclaimer: “provided that they can just carry over runs from the regular season and don’t have to actually hit in the postseason.”

  484. PacoDooley October 18th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    This team had the BEST RECORD IN THE AL. How the heck did it all fall apart so fast? I don’t want to see them end up like the Red Sox next year, but I fear that with Swisher gone, no Andy, no great trade chips, a shell of A-Rod (or no A-Rod) and another year of decline for Tex and Granderson, this team will go from the best record in the league to a mediocre team that misses the postseason.

    Without any great young talent to fill in it will be a long and slow climb back up. This team could use Jackson, Kennedy, Montero etc…

  485. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I saw a tweet maybe 15 minutes ago saying the Tigers are trying to be the 5th team to win without the other team having the lead at any time.

  486. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    I have been invested in this group of guys since I first landed in Tampa for spring training in march. Obviously I want to win this game, and this series. With that being said, I also realize this might be the last game of the season in which I have been following and most have you guys have been following for eight months. My point is, I wont sit here on what might be the last game of the year and say negative, after negative thing about this team. I also will not lose faith until the 27th out. But.. most importantly I am going to enjoy this game. I might not get to see another meaningful Yankees game for over five months.

    Lets Go Yankees. We can still do this.

    ——-

    share the happy pills ? Yanks stopped playing baseball months ago.

  487. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    MAX SCHERZER IS PITCHING A NO HITTER

  488. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Can’t bear to watch this anymore. Being swept out in the ALCS is barely better than losing in the 1st round…Ouch. Take care everyone ! :-(

  489. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I’m past being negative. I’m at the laughing instead of crying portion of the season.

  490. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    MAX SCHERZER IS PITCHING A NO HITTER MAX SCHERZER IS PITCHING A NO HITTER MAX SCHERZER IS PITCHING A NO HITTER Triple CURSES on HIM ! :-)

  491. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    20-123 .163 BA. Championship caliber I tell ya!!!!

  492. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I can’t blieve that this series is going to end without someone bunting towards Cabrera. They obviously can’t hit so would it really hurt to try something new?

  493. jmirjmir October 18th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    How has the umps strike zone been the last three games? I have to watch on that stupid postseason mlb.tv thing, so I can’t see.

    This is so depressing, even though I can’t say this series is surprising at all.

    They haven’t hit anyone here not named Valverde.

    I *hate* the freaking Tigers. I hate the White Sox, too, for choking away the division. It’s really their fault. Who didn’t see this coming once the Tigers got in?

    That Granderson trade is flowering in all it’s brutal brutality right now. One of the worst trades in recent memory.

  494. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    ONE, SIXTY, THREE. Oh, and I heard that Max Scherzer is pitching an no hitter.

  495. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Cashman/Girardi tried to make Alex the scapegoat. How’s that working now? This team, besides not hitting, now can’t field. Pathetic.

  496. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    MAX SCHERZER IS ALSO PITCHING A SHUT OUT

  497. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Gardner is a AAA player? Sorry but AAA players don’t hit .266/.355/.368 in the majors with 137-167 in stolen bases while playing some of the best OF defense in the league. Way off base with that one.

  498. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    “amazing the people on here who continue to say. Its only the 1st inning and then its only the 4th inning.

    Its like they haven’t been watching the past week or 2″

    A.Maybe because we our blinded by our bias loyalty and still think we can win this game.
    B.Maybe because its only the bottom of the 4th, and its a 2-0 game, and this is still baseball and anything can happen.

    Outside of that.. I don’t know what to tell you. What do you want me to say? ” Oh.. its over WE SUCK, fire everyone. Why even watch if you know or believe its already over? That seems even more ridiculous than fans still thinking the Yankees can still win.

  499. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Is 92 mph the max CC has had on the fastball today?

  500. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hey look at all those nice cars around the ball park us taxpayers paid for!!

  501. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    This game should be scoreless.

  502. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Next season the Yankees are going to send the ground crew out into the field holding up the backs of the players baseball cards instead of actual players.

    I think we win the wild card with that strategy.

  503. jmirjmir October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Cash really nailed it with the “we have enough offense” thing, lol.

  504. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    The Tigers are just not that good. What a waste.

    Well, that’s gone.

    Poor C.

  505. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Game over

  506. deleonj October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    that ball was tattooed

  507. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Why is Mike Francessa saying Tex is hitting in the post season ? I guess .210 is considered hitting compared to the rest of these clowns but give me a break Tex is just as bad as the rest.

  508. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Well that seals it. Not like we didn’t already know they were going to lose.

  509. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    SMH now thats game

  510. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Any questions for the some how some way crew? Team sucks, is done, embarrassed, and deserved.

  511. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    They sat Alex because he can’t hit righties. Cano can’t hit righties or lefties.

  512. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    And now looks like CC has already run out of steam.

  513. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    And that’s the Ethiopian Shim Sham…

  514. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Joe: “He didn’t have his command today. He was too strong. But he kept us in the ballgame and gave us a chance to win. He was rusty. But we had a chance. He was tired. Got to tip your hats to the Tigers’ batters. He was just a bit off today.”

  515. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    It shoudn’t be scoreless anymore.

  516. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Listening to this game on ESPN radio right now. They are simply stunned by how bad this Yankee offense is and how blind Yankee management could have been when they put this offense together.

  517. willwill October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Season over. So… we have to get something back for arod and granderson

  518. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Say goodnight, Gracie.

  519. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Season is over. How many days until pitchers and catchers report?

  520. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    GAME OVER!!! 4-0. ERRRRRRR, I MEAN 40-0

  521. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Just another in the long line of CC playoff failures.

  522. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Eventually drunky was going to beat them. Too bad the Yanks couldn’t get him for nothing like the Tigers did.

  523. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    We will still come back.

  524. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Nice job Ace…..I know CC has been real good until today, but he’s still gotta do better withthe season on the line.

    Unacceptable.

  525. I Am Winning October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Wow. The Yankeea chance to win the WS at this point is probably less than .1%.

    With all the large unholy contracts I just don’t know how different this team will look next year. So sad.

  526. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Next season the Yankees are going to send the ground crew out into the field holding up the backs of the players baseball cards instead of actual players.

    I think we win the wild card with that strategy.
    ///

    We don’t even have the benefit of a purge, because no one who mucked up this team going to pay for this crap.

  527. jmirjmir October 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Holy s***. Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

    What a sad ending.

    Honestly, with what I knew about this team, winning the division and beating Baltimore in the playoffs, I can’t say it’s been a horrible season. But man do I hate Detroit. So sick of losing to them.

  528. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    The Tigers are just not that good. What a waste.

    Well, that’s gone.

    Poor C.

    ——-

    oh and we are good ? we are better than the tigers ?

  529. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    CC’s given up. Like the rest of the team. Just wants to get back to his Captain Crunch.

  530. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    AND MAXY SOMETHING OR OTHER IS PITCHING A NO FREAKING HITTER.

  531. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Well, it was a good season. Some really classic moments in the Postseason, too. I think I’m going to go do something else. I have a lot of work to do and I fear that the Yankees probably won’t come back from 4-0. Of course, it’s possible, but I don’t think it’s very probable.

  532. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    please do CC a favor and get him out of this game

  533. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    ? I guess .210 is considered hitting compared to the rest of these clowns but give me a break Tex is just as bad as the rest.

    ——————–

    Tex is batting .250 in the ALCS

  534. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    A-Rod needs to get in the lineup. We’re going to need all the manpower have.

  535. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    CC sucks.

  536. YankeesFanMan October 18th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    That about seals it. Sadly CC didn’t have it today. Can’t really blame him though when the offense is getting no hit. Look forward to next year maybe they can get Pineda back and be a bit more of a rotational force even though this years was pretty darn good.

  537. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Goodbye Arod, Goodbye Swish and hopefully Granderson…

  538. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    JAP,

    It’s gonna be a long off season. The only things that can salvage it are Mo, Jeter and Andy coming back healthy for one last try.

  539. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    game over; season over.
    just pathetic

  540. PacoDooley October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    can’t watch any more. I’m hoping that the Cardinals make the Series and win it over the Tigers.

    All i can really say at this point in the season is that they will blame A-Rod, but everyone in the world knew that they were idiots for giving him that contract. Who pays a guy >$20m a year to play when he is 42, let alone 38.

    They told him that, if he opted out, it was over. Should have been smart and let it be over.

  541. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Too bad we’re stuck with CC for a few years too.

  542. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I see wher Alex got seats right behind home plate for the two young women he tried to pick up in YS last Saturday

  543. b_widmer2 October 18th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Game will be 4-0 heading into the 9th. Yankees will hit a 3 run HR, then load the bases with no one out. Then the next hitter will K, followed by a GIDP. That is how this season has gone, and I’d expect nothing else.

  544. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    The Rays and the Angels had better records than the Tigers.

    Yay small sample size.

    Yay meaningless divisions.

  545. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Get C out of there. Bring in Derek Lowe, Girardi’s 2012 version of Luis Ayala.

  546. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    God take CC out

  547. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Nice job, CC. What a stinking loser he is.

  548. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Time to turn the game off.

  549. bwolfsohn October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I hear don meredith singing “Turn out the lights”

    we’re looking at 1965 all over again…

    deal deal deal this winter to restructure this team to avoid the same fate…

  550. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    mercy rule please!!

  551. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Party in Detroit for the next 5 innings

  552. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Glad the team left no doubt about the outcome of this game

  553. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Somebody wake the Binder up.

  554. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Well, can’t blame that on the defense…

  555. I Am Winning October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Basically our season is over. I don’t care what the optimists say. At this point. No chance. Absolutely terrible performance by the Yankees this postseason.

  556. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Good job by CC. I hate to get on him but in an elimination game this is pathetic. He has had nothing since the 1st inning.

  557. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Too bad we’re stuck with CC for a few years too.

    ——————-

    Yes because he’s been so bad this yr smh.

  558. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    cc gives up

  559. jmirjmir October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Holy crap – what just happened? 6-0?

    I’d cry, but I’m out of tears. I guess they saved us any agita.

  560. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    CC on long rest.

    Yay.

  561. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    2013 batting order:

    Jeet
    Ichi
    Kobe
    Jayz
    Billy Crystal
    Brian Mcnamee
    Marshall Mathers
    Webster
    Hamburglar

    Manager: Rocky Balboa

  562. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Yeah well if we’d made a few plays C wouldn’t have had to throw 3 million pitches already. No margin for error w/this offense

  563. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Sabathia is a big, fat, out of shape choker.

  564. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Well, you either leave him in to get rocked some more or just have other pitchers come in…very glad I don’t live in Michigan anymore.

  565. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Detroit tigers have the best hitter and the best pitcher in baseball. 2+2 = 4.

  566. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    That’s right, a merciful hook. That would be kind.

  567. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    60-0. Pop the CHAMP AG NEE in Detroit. But hey, Brian Cashman would like you all to know all that he fully believes that this team is championship caliber.

  568. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Wow I never thought CC would pitch this poorly. I really really thought the Yankees would win this game. But it appears CC and the rest of the team has given up. I’ve never seen the Yankees play this poorly in my life, it’s kind of heartbreaking

  569. YankeesFanMan October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Good to see everyone is in melt down mode.

    CC had a bad start? Better cut him. He wasn’t good anyway!

    Not like he saved the season already just a few days ago. Sheesh some of you need to get a grip.

  570. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Of course I have no knowledge, but I do wonder if the team feels like Alex, a hard working vet, is being jerked around. They cannot look more disinterested.

  571. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Joe should leave CC in and make him clean up his mess.

  572. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    thank you cc. now the offense will hit bec. it is garbage time. Maybe AROD will replace chavez now .

  573. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    You cant really be mad at CC he probably just gave up after seeing the 0 hits again. How many times can our SP handle that without being frustrated ?

  574. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    If Girardi really wanted to win this game he would have pulled CC after the Cabrera homerun. But Girardi is a kiss @ss and always puts feelings over winning. No matter what this team is a joke.

  575. luc79 October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Let A-Rod pitch

  576. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Okay… Now I cant even stay optimistic. This game is over. CC didn’t have it from the start. He was HUGE for us in the ALDS though.

  577. GregD October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    this is just painful

  578. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Maybe this will wak Cawhman up. Or Hal.

  579. jmirjmir October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    CC got us through the Baltimore series. Not like this team was going to score any runs, anyway.

  580. mick October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Well….it was another good season…..time well spent.

    Our World Series win over Baltimore was fun.

  581. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Wake Cashman*

  582. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Pitch count was in the 70′s/80′s. CC hasn’t looked good since the first inning.

    Oh well, would be a miracle now.

  583. jpao89 October 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Of course CC gave up. Wouldn’t you give up if you knew damn well that your teammates were sticking you right in the back. Crappy defense, crappier at bats. Some people in the front office need to answer for this one.

  584. Niblick October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    CC’s lifetime post-season ERA is now 4.53.

    That is no ace. That’s average. Probably worse than average for post-season.

  585. syd_cash October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    they aren’t even trying to win

  586. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Wow I never thought CC would pitch this poorly. I really really thought the Yankees would win this game. But it appears CC and the rest of the team has given up. I’ve never seen the Yankees play this poorly in my life, it’s kind of heartbreaking
    ————

    He’s had worse, I think.

    He’s not very good on long rest. We’ve seen this story before.

  587. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Look at the bright side, we made it further in the playoffs than last year. We only won 1 more game though…

  588. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I would much rather lose 6-0, instead of losing 2-1 like the other night. The offense hasn’t shown up since game 1 against the Orioles. It’s amazing they were even able to beat them. What an joke. While this loser offense continues to get shut out.

  589. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Niblick-

    Shut up.

  590. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yankees achieved their goal: win the div to advance into playoff
    They overachieved by advancing to ALCS.
    no need to be surprised, they are what they are. They are not a champ team, not even close.
    They might be worse next season.

    suck it up, stupid Yankee organization.

  591. Warning Track Power October 18th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Would the game be considered a moral victory if the Yankees
    score at least 1 run today?

  592. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    CC can’t do it every time. Team hits and the pitching doesn’t always have to be ace.

  593. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Well they aren’t giving us any false hope today. They did some good things this year. Unfortunately the way that it ended is probably going to overshadow those…

  594. Pathetic October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    non-ace Ace folks

    Like I have been saying for years

  595. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Austinmac-

    Yankees disinterested or in revolt mode against their GM and Manager.

    CC however didn’t look like he had a fastball > 92 and looked gassed early.

  596. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what Cashman has to say after this series. He better improve this offense this off season. Now that he isn’t allowed to spend money he better use his brains to make a big trade. He gets paid millions and now it’s time to show that he deserves it.

  597. Pathetic October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Keep defending the Fat Man even though he comes up short time and time again

  598. Poetkiosk October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    An epic and embarrassing loss. Heads need to roll, from Girardi to Cash. This team is poorly constructed, poorly executed and has given up.

  599. Gcyanks October 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Please don’t blame cc for this mess out of all of them him,Jeter, and the pitchers have gave us 100% what we expected from them. Klong girardi and cashman are the ones to blame. Disappointment is what this is but I hope we turn it around 2013 and make some young talent

  600. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    robertson and soriano are well rested to pitch but unfortunately there maybe no games left to pitch.

  601. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Who cares how CC did today? The offense was never going to get it done against Scherzer. No chance.

  602. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Watching the SL v SF game is so much more exciting to watch. That’s what real baseball players do in the PS.

  603. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Goodbye Arod, Goodbye Swish and hopefully Granderson
    ——————-
    let me add to that..Soriano,Martin,Chavez,Jones,Ibanez ?, Garcia,…Gardner I hope

  604. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    The way this game is going Nicky the Clown may get to showcase his pitching skills again before he sails into the sunset.

  605. Frozen Rope II October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Should have pulled the dh and let chunks hit, might spark a rally

  606. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    You cant really be mad at CC he probably just gave up after seeing the 0 hits again. How many times can our SP handle that without being frustrated ?
    —-
    Wrong. You win and lose as a team. The pitchers pick up the bats; the bats pick up the pitchers. No one “gives up” and says “screw you offense, I don’t care”

  607. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    He’s had worse, I think.

    He’s not very good on long rest. We’ve seen this story before.

    That’s no excuse, long rest? Please, what was it 1 extra day?

    Of course CC has had worse starts than this but I never expected him to pitch like this in a big spot. Or after seeing him run off 5 great starts in a row.

  608. luis October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Good afternoon,

    Just got in time to see Cabrera’s homer :(

  609. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    CC would have had to pitch a shutout today for them to have a shot at winning this game

  610. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Soriano? WTF did he do wrong this season?

  611. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Great move, Yanks, making Alex your scapegoat so the team had to deal with that distraction, instead of focusing on trying to fight its way back into this series.

  612. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    shutout 10-0 would be wonderful

  613. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    On the bright side, I can start to forget again what number TBS is on my Fios box.

  614. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    We would have won if not for the rain out.
    We would have won if not for these umps.
    We would have won if Swish was at first over tex.
    We would have won if Arod was in at third over Chavez.
    We would have won if our ” fake ace” would have pitched well.
    We would have won if jeter had traveled with the team.

    Sound about right? Let me know if I left something out.

  615. Frozen Rope II October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Please loria bail us out of five more years of arod

  616. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    Watching the SL v SF game is so much more exciting to watch. That’s what real baseball players do in the PS.
    ———————————————————-

    The winner of that series will win it all.

  617. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    chavez will probably get his first hit.

  618. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Keep defending the Fat Man even though he comes up short time and time again
    —–
    ALDS Game 1: 8.1 IP, 2R
    ALDS Game 5: 9 IP, 1R
    Yep. Really Bad.

  619. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    The only way we would probably have won today is if CC could have allowed negative 1 runs

  620. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    We’ll see ARod and Granderson in the game as soon as Sherzer gives up a hit and gets to 110 or so pitches. At 69 thru 4

  621. Warning Track Power October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I can see it now. Jeter is getting ready for Surgery and he just asked the nurse
    to turn off the t.v. because he’s feeling sick to his stomach

  622. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    let me add to that..Soriano,Martin,Chavez,Jones,Ibanez ?, Garcia,…Gardner I hope

    ———————————————–

    Sori- only if Boras can get him more money and yrs
    Martin – probably not
    Chavez – probably since he has been thinking about retiring
    Jones – yes’
    Ibanez – maybe
    Garcia – yes
    Gardner- no

  623. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    “Would the game be considered a moral victory if the Yankees
    score at least 1 run today?’

    You mean one hit?

  624. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    The Tigers. With the SEVENTH best league. I’m glad we made the wild card more competitive, you’ve really gotta play your way into the post season now. :roll:

    What is this, affirmative action for Mid West baseball teams?

  625. G. Love October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    You know Swisher will hit a meaningless solo HR now and celebrate like he just won the Gong Show.

  626. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    2013 roster:

    CC
    Pettitte (probable)
    Nova
    Phelps
    Joba
    Robertson
    Rivera (maybe)
    Tex
    Cano
    Jeter
    Nunez
    A Rod (traded)
    Cervelli
    Gardner
    Granderson

    They need to seriously consider trading Cano or Granderson. This is not a championship roster.

  627. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We would have won if not for the rain out.
    We would have won if not for these umps.
    We would have won if Swish was at first over tex.
    We would have won if Arod was in at third over Chavez.
    We would have won if our ” fake ace” would have pitched well.
    We would have won if jeter had traveled with the team.

    Sound about right? Let me know if I left something out.’
    —–
    How about we would have won if we were a better team. How many times did we see a runner at 3rd and less than 2 out this season and not get any runs out of it!? What was our record when we didn’t hit a home run? 3-61?

  628. Frozen Rope II October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We would have won if not for the rain out. We would have won if not for these umps. We would have won if Swish was at first over tex. We would have won if Arod was in at third over Chavez. We would have won if our ” fake ace” would have pitched well. We would have won if jeter had traveled with the team.

    Sound about right? Let me know if I left something out.

    __________
    don’t forget the broadcasters are biased against the yankees whine

  629. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    GO YANKS!!!!!

  630. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    We’ll see ARod and Granderson in the game as soon as Sherzer gives up a hit and gets to 110 or so pitches. At 69 thru 4

    ————————–
    don’t think Arod gets a AB

  631. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    SEVENTH best *record in the league.

  632. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    This is stunning. Trully stunning. If this score stands, and no rrason to think otherwise, we would’ve never arrived to the ALCS. This is a stunning collapse that must lead to severe changes. This is embarrassing.

  633. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Gimme a break. The pitching had to be nigh perfect and even that did no good in the 3 other games. This series was lost before this afternoon.

  634. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Like to see A Pagan here next year

  635. EliasInNH October 18th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Please loria bail us out of five more years of arod
    —-
    I’d pay 100% of his salary just to get him out of town, as long as we got some prospects back.

  636. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Bet Joe tries to get A Rod to pinch hit later and he refuses causing more controversy.

  637. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The Orioles- Yankees ALDS and AL EAST race was so good because the two teams are mirror images of each other. The series went to five games basically for the exact same reason for both teams. Both would have been beaten by the tigers. The tigers aren’t great, but they have a solid rotation, a prolific hitter, a few mashers, and a lineup that can go oppo and get those rinky dink hits.

  638. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    2013 roster:

    CC
    Pettitte (probable)
    Nova
    Phelps
    Joba
    Robertson
    Rivera (maybe)
    Tex
    Cano
    Jeter
    Nunez
    A Rod (traded)
    Cervelli
    Gardner
    Granderson

    They need to seriously consider trading Cano or Granderson. This is not a championship roster.

    ———————-

    If it were possible I’d get rid of all Cano, Tex, Grandy, Martin, Swish, Arod. AND arguably the first move I’d make get rid of Joe Girardi

  639. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    He’s not going to get deep enough into the game but I honestly think Scherzer could throw a no-no.

  640. Frozen Rope II October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Tigers have much worse record but their team is built for the playoffs unlike ours, power arms in the rotation and the pen, great hitters in the middle of the order and a player like jackson at the top

  641. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    We could still be no-hit…

  642. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    hey look Russell Martin is swinging for a HR.

  643. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    time to showcase granderson and arod. Arod and granderson probably will hit 2 hr each.

  644. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Yeah keep throwing Chavez out there. Arod is the one that comes out of this looking the best. Girardi and Cashman look like fools. This offense could make Igawa look great. So it’s hard to give Scherzer any credit.

  645. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Joeman-

    ARod won’t get an at bat? Has he already showered and left the stadium?

  646. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    We could still be no-hit…

    I honestly hope so. they deserve to be.

  647. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    We could still be no-hit…
    ————————————————

    He’s already close to 80 pitches so he won’t finish the game but the Yanks aren’t even close to him right now. This is embarrassing.

  648. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    pathetic; amazingly pathetic
    I like medias begin to attack Yanks tomorrow

  649. J2L October 18th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    No hitter ?

  650. Sigmund October 18th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Yeah, I’m stunned too. But here’s the truth: The Yankees will have a better season than all but three other teams in baseball.

  651. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    Joeman-

    ARod won’t get an at bat? Has he already showered and left the stadium?

    ——————————–
    no doubt.

  652. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    If the Yankees somehow get the tying or winning run to the plate. And Chavez is up with a lh on the mound. And Alex is not pinch hitting. Then they’re willing to lose just to get rid of A-Rod. That’s my feeling.

  653. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Scherzer is basically throwing the ball right over the plate and saying here it is hit it. The Yanks look like they are up there swinging blindfolded. They continue to miss a ton of hittable pitches.

  654. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    The Orioles would’ve won a game and hit better than us.

  655. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Umps Fault, Obviously. HAHAHAHAHAHA

  656. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    How the hell does A-Rod come out of this looking good? 3-23 in the playoffs or something including 0-18 against righties? Totally over matched and appearing washed up. Both him and the Yanks come out looking awful. No one looks good in this.

  657. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    What concerns me even more about the offense is kuroda and Pettitte. After all of this drama, I don’t even know that Andy will have that urge to come back another season. Kuroda pretty much had a career year, he is due to regress, and he could easily elect to return to japan or even might get a offer from the dodgers. If those two guys don’t come back, then our offense will be the last thing we should be worried about.

    CC
    Hughes
    Phelps?
    Nova is a major question mark.
    EVEN if Pineda comes back, its hard to believe that he would be his former self for atleast another season, and he would get you maybe 130-150 innings. maybe.

  658. chicken little October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Memo to Hank, Hal, Randy, Cash, etc … — please no statements tonight. Your pathetic team speaks for itself. Go out there and fix it. No one wants to hear you foam at the mouth about how you will fix it. Just fix it.

  659. luis October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Gimme a break. The pitching had to be nigh perfect and even that did no good in the 3 other games. This series was lost before this afternoon.

    ==============================

    But you can bet that Cashman will say that we needed more pitching…The offense just entered a collective slump, except for Arod who was too busy hitting on girls ;)

  660. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    “Yeah, I’m stunned too. But here’s the truth: The Yankees will have a better season than all but three other teams in baseball.”

    It’s true.

  661. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    “We could still be no-hit…

    I honestly hope so. they deserve to be.”

    Look on the bight side…it’s not a perfect game. Moral victory!

  662. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Add in A-Rod’s clownish behavior involving the girls during the game, he looks ridiculous

  663. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Yanks will not get the tying run to the plate.
    They don’t have this ability now.

  664. Bad Scooter October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    So glad we just had to have Eric Chavez in the lineup. There are 4 guys who have ever played the game that have more home runs in the history of baseball than the guy we have sitting on the bench. 4! For Eric Chavez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who is 0-16? But he did center the ball off of Verlander the other night. ha

  665. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    “bright”

  666. RabidYankee October 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    You cant really be mad at CC he probably just gave up after seeing the 0 hits again. How many times can our SP handle that without being frustrated ?
    ———————————————————-

    He’s the ace isn’t he??

    He’s paid to come up big in games like this, not get slapped around. Plus how much is he making? $140 million? Seems like the least he could do is pitch a good game despite whatever the offense does.

    Plus why are you defending CC, he’s one of those evil 1% ers?

  667. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Any chance Montgomery will be in the pen next year?

  668. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I hope we get no hit…. The yankees need to get embarrassed tonight.

  669. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    in all my years of rooting for my favorite teams ( Yankees,Celts,Bruins) in a playoff series I don’t think I have ever seem as bad as a series as this

  670. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I think I hear a fat lady singing v

  671. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    No excuses, and it probably wouldn’t have mattered in the long run, but I still find this entire postseason schedule ridiculous. Selig will get what he wants…the two playoff teams with the worst records playing in the WS.

    Although Dyroit is clearly a better team than us, despite the records.

  672. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’m not an ARod lover but if I was asked to pinch hit right now, I’d tell Girardi to stuff it. How did the lineup get on without me in it Joe? Yeah, thought so.

    Girardi has spent his whole managerial career making lineup changes night after night. You can’t do it in the playoffs. It doesn’t work. You decide on your best lineup and you stick with, through hell or high water.

  673. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Tyler-

    Was it you who was interested into looking at a trade for catcher Brian McCann? If so he had shoulder surgery two days ago on his shoulder.

    ATLANTA — Braves catcher Brian McCann could be ready for the first month of the 2013 season after having surgery Tuesday for an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his hitting this season.

    The Braves said the surgery, performed by Braves orthopedic surgeon Dr. Xavier Duralde, arthroscopically repaired a tear in McCann’s labrum. The tear was larger than was shown in a MRI.

    McCann is expected to be able to return to light baseball activities in approximately four months. That schedule could have him ready for limited activity at the start of spring training.

    The Braves said McCann should be able to return to full baseball activity in approximately six months if his rehabilitation goes as expected. That could have McCann receiving full clearance in April.

    The team has until three days after the World Series to pick up their $12 million option for McCann in 2013.

  674. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Words can’t express how imploded I want this team to be. I reallly thought this was one of the most boring, lame, putrid groups and seasons in 20 years.

    Our pitchers have nothing to be ashamed of this year. Our offense needs to take a look in the mirror. Selfish, garbage pigs.

  675. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    There will be housecleaning in the offseason, the hitting coach and some big name stars need to go. If Arod, Grandy & Swish can’t help us with the only season that matters to the Yankees…the POSTSEASON, then let the door hit them in the arse and it is bye-bye time. If you can help us GET to the playoffs, but then do nothing after that….YOU ARE NOT YANKEE MATERIAL….PERIOD ! ( rant officially over ) :-(

  676. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    I think I hear a fat lady singing v

    ———————
    Fat lady left building with Arod

  677. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    @ Joe It’s always bad when you’re going through it. Ppl thought 04 was the worst ever

  678. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Good thing we don’t have that bum Jackson anymore!

  679. Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    IF we did get rid of arod, It would open the DH for us and give us a chance to get more of a full time DH like David Ortiz. Not sure what type of deal he is looking for in terms on money or years, but It would be pretty awesome to have him in our lineup. Not that any of those things are going to happen though.

  680. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Jackson wouldn’t fit on our roster. He singles sometimes and carries a respectable batting average.

  681. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Where have you gone Derek Jeter?

  682. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Here comes the Binder to save the day!

  683. Dj October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Is it time for Lowe yet?

  684. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    One thing is for sure. There are only 3.5 innings left in nick swishers yankee career. That, to me, is a very significant bright spot.

  685. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    pitching change? girardi wants more tv time.

  686. sunny615 October 18th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Arod got her number.

  687. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    LOL…now it’s just funny. Like Girardi really thought Nunez was able to go 2 games without making an error. His hands have glue on them.

  688. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    luis October 18th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Gimme a break. The pitching had to be nigh perfect and even that did no good in the 3 other games. This series was lost before this afternoon.

    ==============================

    But you can bet that Cashman will say that we needed more pitching…The offense just entered a collective slump, except for Arod who was too busy hitting on girls ;)
    ///

    Primo, it’s an empty feeling. I feel bad for CC. I feel bad for the players. But we saw this coming. Yet, hope always dies last.

  689. Sora October 18th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Yankees done…
    My personal evaluation to the post-season:

    70+: Distinction
    50+: Pass
    49-: Fail
    30-: Outright Fail

    Jeter: 75
    Ichiro: 55
    A-Rod: 10
    Cano: 10
    Tex: 60
    Swis: 10
    Grand: 10
    Ibanez: 85
    Martin: 55

    CC: 65
    Kuroda: 70
    Pettitte: 65
    Hughes: 60

    Setups: 65

    Giradi: 40

  690. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Tabbert-

    The only way you will be able to trade Alex will be if he goes to Cashman, tells him he wants out and is willing to drop his NTC for a trade to a few select teams of his choice.

  691. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Where have you gone Derek Jeter?
    ///

    At least, he’s spared this debacle.

  692. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    for sure Arod won’t bat in this game now….

  693. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    @ Joe It’s always bad when you’re going through it. Ppl thought 04 was the worst ever
    ///

    You’re probably too young, but for me, ’81 was worse. Losing to Jello Man after being up, 2-0, was unbearable.

  694. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Alex will gladly waive his no trade for the right opportunity. And by that I mean, ex # of millions of dollars bonus. The guy has made more money off this sport then anyone. He won’t miss an opportunity for his one last pay day.

  695. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Or have him get the last out when we’re down 10 runs

  696. Pat M. October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Derek is hanging out in Charlotte waiting for surgery …..Saturday ??? Well time to hit the golf course and settle up on a few lost wagers……

  697. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This aint yo dad’s Yanks!

    You can rest assured that there are going to be a lot of changes in the off-season. Cashman wasn’t going to say or even hint at that yesterday while they are trying to stay positive and win a game. There are a lot of folks in Tampa already hoping for a Boston like salary dump.

    Girardi:

    Joe Girardi really is not a good fit for managing the Yankees, however he is Cashman’s boy and as long as Cash is here, he’ll be here. Plus he is a major Kiss-ass to Hal and Randy Levine.

    Arod:

    If he can be moved he will be moved. That’s all their is to say about that. The relationship is over. I do want to say it’s unfair that they gave him the contract and now act like it’s all Arod’s fault. To an extent yes, but the contract was absurd and shocking and they are at fault for that. I will say that Cashman on personal level has never liked Arod to begin with.

    Cano:

    Not a single player will be untouchable in the off-season. Yes, this too includes Robinson Cano. If they can trade Cano for some young talent instead of signing him to a long term massive deal, they will be open to it whole heartedly. The days of the “let’s go to NY for the payday” days are over.

    Pettitte:

    Andy is not going to come back unless this team is completely rebuilt and exciting to play with. More on Andy in a few days..

    Recap:

    One thing is certain, this will be a very exciting off-season with the goal to find the key to the handcuff’s. What are they willing to do for that flexibility ? From what I have heard thus far, anything !

  698. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Where have you gone Derek Jeter?
    ——————————-

    Yankee fans everywhere turn their lonely eyes to you.

  699. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Tabbert October 18th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    Any chance Montgomery will be in the pen next year?
    —————————————————

    He’ll probably be kept in the minors until he’s 27.l

  700. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo October 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    There will be housecleaning in the offseason, the hitting coach and some big name stars need to go.
    ///

    No, the General Manager needs to go. Anything else is hollow.

  701. luc79 October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks Nunez

  702. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Nunie!!!

  703. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    When Raul Ibanez & Eduardo Nunez are your postseason bright spots you done f’d up

  704. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    YAY NUNIE!!!!!

    Now let’s get rid of his shutout.

  705. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    “You’re probably too young, but for me, ’81 was worse. Losing to Jello Man after being up, 2-0, was unbearable.”

    ’63 was depressing, but that was against Koufax, Drysdale and co.

  706. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Maybe Nunez needs to just be the DH next year, no need to overpay an aging star.

  707. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    No idea why they didn’t bat Nunez 2nd and Swisher 9.

  708. syd_cash October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    at least we got a hit!!!

  709. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    He can’t field but at least he can hit. I hope the Cards/Giants kill the Tigers in the WS.

  710. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    don’t think a NL team is a good spot for Arod..just because of the no DH

  711. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    a hit!!!!!!!!

  712. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Nuñez is our MVP already.

  713. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Nunez is making he most of his opportunity.

    Let him field 100,00 grounders in the off season.

  714. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    They’ll bring up Montgomery, and when he can’t throw strikes because of first-time jitters, they’ll let him rot for 17 days, and then trade him for an injury-prone Fat Elvis equivalent.

  715. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I guess Nuney and Ichiro came to play… everyone else might as well have stayed home

  716. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Looks like Nunez will be a starter next year for the Yankees if he’s not included in a trade.

  717. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Trader-

    Yeah I threw out the McCann trade idea. I wonder if that is why he had a bit of a down year… I’m pretty resigned to the fact that Martin is going to be back next year. Not much in the way of catchers on the free agent market but I’m almost to the point where I want to make a change just to make a change if that makes sense.

    I’m really hoping that Romine has the job by the end of the next year. I’ve said it a lot but I think the Yanks need to become a little more aggressive with their promotions and moving certain guys up. I’ve watched the Cardinals do it with guys like Rosenthal and Kozma and it’s paying off.

  718. TheStraw October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Don’t trade Nunez.

  719. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I’m sad, but I loved the triple. Let’s make it respectable, no, let’s win this game!

  720. Pat M. October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    FACE….By the way, you were right about the effects of playing that Game 5 vs. Baltimore !!!!!

  721. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Yes I am too young. 81 must have been devastating

  722. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    now, officially no no is gone

  723. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Good thing Swisher is up…..to swing at crap in the dirt.

  724. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    And there goes the shutout.

    :)

    Thanks Swish!

  725. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    They’ll bring up Montgomery, and when he can’t throw strikes because of first-time jitters, they’ll let him rot for 17 days, and then trade him for an injury-prone Fat Elvis equivalent.
    ————————————————–

    I understand your point (and I agree) but Melancon hasn’t exactly proven himself to be a good big league reliever anywhere yet… especially not in a big market like New York or Boston

  726. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    There you go, Nicky!

  727. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    What the? I don’t believe my eyes, the Yankees are on the board

  728. luis October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Primo.

    Sorry, I am a little frustrated and angry… It was so obvious… FTR, I wouldn’t pin the blame on Arod… Let’s not forget that he carried the team from 03 until 2010, almost single handedly carried the team to the 09 title… He just got old and hurt

  729. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Swishers first postseason hit with RISP that results in a run scored. A little late for it, Nick,

  730. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Great now Swisher finally learns how to hit. A little bit too late Swish.

  731. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Minor miracle.

  732. I Am Winning October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    All of a sudden the Yankees know how to hot vac to back extra base hits? When golf season starts in a couple hours? How convenient.

  733. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Scherzer taking his foot off the gas? Or did the Yanks just look at a calendar.

  734. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    “You’re probably too young, but for me, ’81 was worse. Losing to Jello Man after being up, 2-0, was unbearable.”

    ’63 was depressing, but that was against Koufax, Drysdale and co.
    ///

    Right. Now we just make everybody look like Koufax and Drysdale.

    I was only 3 in ’63.

    Hey – we have a run! “All may be well!”

  735. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Big hitters up, make this a big inning, get the team back into it. Score 2 more runs.

  736. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    “I’m sad, but I loved the triple. Let’s make it respectable, no, let’s win this game”

    :)

    Hear hear!

  737. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Minor miracle, indeed

  738. b_widmer2 October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Nick Swisher, the personification of too little, too late.

  739. blake October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Swisher has a final Yankee moment of glory

  740. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    with a 6 run deficit, swisher get a hit. Not surprise.

  741. Ed Whitson October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Totally expected this out of Sabathia – his lifetime playoff numbers are horrible. He is not a guy you build your staff around. Of course he’s so wide it’s impossible to build anything around him. He makes Homer Simpson look svelte.

  742. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh Robby.

  743. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Cano is too painful to watch the guy sucks. hope they trade him.

  744. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Swisher finally came through

  745. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Cano is too painful to watch the guy sucks. hope they trade him.

    ————————————–
    To Sea for King

  746. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    luis October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Primo.

    Sorry, I am a little frustrated and angry… It was so obvious… FTR, I wouldn’t pin the blame on Arod… Let’s not forget that he carried the team from 03 until 2010, almost single handedly carried the team to the 09 title… He just got old and hurt
    ///

    No worries, primo. It is frustrating and angering. Because it didn’t have to be this way.

    As for ARod, he’s a sacrificial lamb.

  747. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Cano won’t be traded but you can keep hoping though.

  748. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    No one’s trading Robi Cano.

  749. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Odds,
    SMH.

  750. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Our Yankees are making it a game.

  751. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Swish is clutch personified. What a player.

  752. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Cano hit .359 against RHP this season…. it’s so hard to believe that he’s hitting .300 points lower than that against a Detroit staff that is primarily right-handed.

  753. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Our Yankees are making it a game.

    Its 6-1, it ain’t a game yet. They hit a HR right now and its a game.

  754. tucker October 18th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Pinch hit ARod here?

  755. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    One would think Alex would hit here.

  756. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    tucker October 18th, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    Pinch hit ARod here?
    ———————————————

    It would make sense.

  757. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    If lefty reliever comes in, it will be arod’s moment if girardi has the guts.

  758. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Told you Arod would probably be brought into the game.

  759. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    A Rod sighting

  760. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    This is ridiculous. Now they are just hanging him out to dry.

  761. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    King Felix hates the Yankees why would he agree to come here. And besides the Yankees aren’t trading their best player. Cano will be fine next season.

  762. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    1960 WS Pirates/Yankees

    http://www.baseball-reference......0_WS.shtml

  763. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I would wait for Chavez to get up before hitting A-rod.

  764. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    If I ever wanted to see Alex succeed is now ! Even if they get rid of him, I’d love to see him go up there and be that story-book guy he has the potential to be (with his bat).

  765. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Please some Yankee magic Alex.

  766. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Where has Randy been through all of this ? It’s hard to believe he wouldn’t have something to say.

  767. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    this at bat is must see tv

  768. J2L October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Small bomb ?

  769. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Would be hilarious if A-rod hits one here

  770. syd_cash October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    lol now he puts A-rod in….great job Joe……

  771. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Come on guys, let’s all hold hands, shake our heads, mourn the loss, talk about how we all foresaw Cano hitting .083 and Arod hitting .130 in the postseason.

  772. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    There he is!

  773. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    They’ll bring up Montgomery, and when he can’t throw strikes because of first-time jitters, they’ll let him rot for 17 days, and then trade him for an injury-prone Fat Elvis equivalent.
    ————————————————–

    I understand your point (and I agree) but Melancon hasn’t exactly proven himself to be a good big league reliever anywhere yet… especially not in a big market like New York or Boston
    ///

    Eh, I still like Melancon’s stuff. His sinker makes him a good semi-long man, too. He wasn’t exactly handled well. Any way, our safest bet is relievers, I guess. I’ve seen Montgomery a few times now, live. He’s really good. He can help this team.

  774. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I’m not going to blame Alex no matter what happens. Can’t be easy to have been on the bench and then come to bat.

    GO ALEX!

  775. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    King Felix hates the Yankees why would he agree to come here. And besides the Yankees aren’t trading their best player. Cano will be fine next season.

    ==========

    AAO:

    I wouldn’t be betting on that.

  776. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Go Alex!

  777. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hopefully A-Rod’s last AB in a Yankee uniform.

  778. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    C’mon, did you really expect Arod to do something ? He just got owned by Smiley.. LOL.

  779. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Well that’s that I suppose ….

  780. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    It’s okay he’ll have another chance. He’s definitely going to 3B. Yes?

  781. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    If he did that in last series’ game 4 they may not be looking down the barrel of a gun right now.

  782. J2L October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    F Bomb !!!

  783. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    he chased that last pitch.

  784. tucker October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Wow, that bat speed just is not there right now.

  785. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hey, have any of u guys ever had deja deja deja deja vu?

  786. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    It’s okay he’ll have another chance. He’s definitely going to 3B. Yes?

    I think they would lose the DH if they did that.

  787. austinmac October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    1960 was the most painful. 1963 was painful like this one with no offense. Yes, Koufax, Drysdale and Podres has something to do with it.

  788. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    JAP-

    I totally agree with you. I don’t know if I’d start Montgomry up in the big leagues next year but if he shows the ability to dominate AAA like he has the rest of the minors, I’d call him up quick and keep him up.

  789. tucker October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    He is the DH now.

  790. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I’m glad we got to fit in a chance to make A-Rod the goat.

  791. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Ah. But do we care?

  792. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Just three more innings, Yankee fans. Then it’s time to call Merry Maids for a mega house cleaning.

  793. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    It’s okay he’ll have another chance. He’s definitely going to 3B. Yes?
    ———————————————–

    No, he’ll stay at DH… he can’t play 3B or you lose the DH.

  794. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Never mind. That’s right, Ibanez was the DH. So it works.

  795. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Got a bat on the ball

  796. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Nunez should be our right fielder/back up SS.

  797. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Alex stays in DH Joba in

  798. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I forgot Ibanez was the DH.

  799. Mike in Harrisburg October 18th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Agree that’s a pretty hopeless situation for A-Rod.

    Taking a long view, I think it’s a good thing the Yankees have been exposed like this. I think if they had just lost to the O’s in Game 5, a lot would have been chalked up to Baltimore just having the right juju this year, and not the glaring flaws in this Yankees lineup, and the necessary action may not have happened.

  800. syd_cash October 18th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I honestly think Joe should have let A-rod play at least game 3 and today….i know he was sucking up but no worse then half the other guys. He’s still A-rod.

  801. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I know this is going to sound lame, but let’s keep it at 6.

  802. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    AAO:

    I am not saying that Cano is going to be traded for Felix. At the time, the conversation was more along the lines of Seattle just demonstrating their unwillingness to move Felix by mentioning Cano’s name; knowing the Yanks would not consider trading Cano.

    Let me say this clearly. The Yankees will not be putting Cano on the chopping block, but they will for sure let it be known that he isn’t untouchable.

  803. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Lost you wouldn’t bet on what exactly? King, Cano being traded, or Cano being fine

  804. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Mike – this is why missing the playoffs may have been a blessing. Fortunately, these guys were so awful, cashman can’t sell this to the fans in 2013. So we basically got the same place, just took longer.

  805. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Mike — agreed. Now they HAVE to act given this abomination.

  806. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Kill Swish all you want but from all the underperformers, he at least has an RBI that stops a probable shutout.

  807. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    I forgot Ibanez was the DH.
    ————————————————

    Unacceptable :).

  808. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Tyler, yeah, he will probably move pretty fast.

  809. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I know this is going to sound lame, but let’s keep it at 6.

    Nah doesn’t sound lame. The Yankees haven’t given up and neither should the fans..

  810. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Amazing that our position player with the most to look forward to is Nunez.

  811. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Tyler – :)

  812. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Sure I guess they could do that

  813. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Mike-

    I agree. We’ll just have to wait to see if the management adds players who can beat the shift by going the other way, can actually hit a changeup, and get back to working the pitchers count.

  814. Carlo October 18th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Trader – those players are a lot cheaper than the dingleberries we currently have who can’t do any of that sttuff. So if we get stingy with the $, maybe they fall into our laps.

  815. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Gardner, Ichiro and Melky in the outfield. Nunez/Jeter at 3B or short. I guess Cano and Tex. Replace Martin if possible.

  816. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I am not saying that Cano is going to be traded for Felix. At the time, the conversation was more along the lines of Seattle just demonstrating their unwillingness to move Felix by mentioning Cano’s name; knowing the Yanks would not consider trading Cano.

    ///

    Just what we need – another starter! Lord knows we can spare elite hitters, because they’re so easy to acquire and because our lineup is stacked with them.

    Cano should be as untouchable as it gets.

  817. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    ?

  818. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    ☠ sigh

  819. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I wonder what kind of viewership a WS between Detroit and St. Louis will get, the two worst won-loss records to make the postseason?

  820. Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    This Garcia kid reminds me of Montero. Too bad he was traded for damaged goods.

  821. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    nice play Gardner

  822. Tyler October 18th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    I wonder what kind of viewership a WS between Detroit and St. Louis will get, the two worst won-loss records to make the postseason?
    ——————————————————————

    It won’t be very good. They’ll have the middle of the country alright but there’s nothing there to attract either cost. The biggest stars in that series are on Detroit and St. Louis is still the better team…

  823. MoRings42 October 18th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Yeah Swishers done. There needs to be someone with a little more hustle out there

  824. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Joba doesn’t have very good instincts

  825. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    Gardner, Ichiro and Melky in the outfield. Nunez/Jeter at 3B or short. I guess Cano and Tex. Replace Martin if possible.

    ——————————-
    no Gardner.just .A Pagan

  826. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    I am not saying that Cano is going to be traded for Felix. At the time, the conversation was more along the lines of Seattle just demonstrating their unwillingness to move Felix by mentioning Cano’s name; knowing the Yanks would not consider trading Cano.

    ///

    Just what we need – another starter! Lord knows we can spare elite hitters, because they’re so easy to acquire and because our lineup is stacked with them.

    Cano should be as untouchable as it gets.

    =============

    What makes you think they’d just give him away? I highly doubt they’d give up Cano without having bats with similar production. That’s just silly. The point I am making is if the right deal comes along, he isn’t untouchable. Nobody is saying they are going to trade him for a slice of swiss and a pickle.

  827. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Ugh, Detroit/St. Loo WS? I can hope that the Giants rally.

    Don’t want St. Loo to win two in a row, can’t stand Detroit.

  828. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This team needs an enema (sp?). A full intestinal cleansing. It will be good and cathartic.

  829. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    I am not saying that Cano is going to be traded for Felix. At the time, the conversation was more along the lines of Seattle just demonstrating their unwillingness to move Felix by mentioning Cano’s name; knowing the Yanks would not consider trading Cano.

    ///

    Just what we need – another starter! Lord knows we can spare elite hitters, because they’re so easy to acquire and because our lineup is stacked with them.

    Cano should be as untouchable as it gets.

    =============

    What makes you think they’d just give him away? I highly doubt they’d give up Cano without having bats with similar production. That’s just silly. The point I am making is if the right deal comes along, he isn’t untouchable. Nobody is saying they are going to trade him for a slice of swiss and a pickle.

    ——–

    LOL @ J. Alfred Pickle !!

  830. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    What makes you think they’d just give him away? I highly doubt they’d give up Cano without having bats with similar production. That’s just silly. The point I am making is if the right deal comes along, he isn’t untouchable. Nobody is saying they are going to trade him for a slice of swiss and a pickle.
    ///

    I said, in an ironic way, I would not trade him for Felix, or didn’t you read what I posted?

    As for trading him at all, I have no trust in Brian Cashman’s evaluative skills whatsoever. If I had my way, he would have made his last trade as Yankee GM.

    He did try, three times already, to trade Robinson Cano. ’nuff said.

  831. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    LOL@ Cano = elite hitter. Why because he can hit .300+ ? I’ve never viewed Cano as an elite hitter, his plate discipline needs to change before I’d ever consider that.

  832. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Captain Clutch October 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    This Garcia kid reminds me of Montero. Too bad he was traded for damaged goods.
    ———

    Too bad Montero’s rookie season was a minor success over Pineda’s sophomore campaign…

  833. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Remember all those stories questioning how in the world pitchers were going to be able to get Cano out in the playoffs?

    To me, he’s been the biggest disappointment of them all as his time is NOW. ARod’s was YESTERDAY.

  834. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I’m back – what did I miss since 4:30?

    Oh, another disinterested uninteresting flameout of epic and historical proportions? At least in this game our pitching caught up to our O and D

    Sorry if this has been said already

  835. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I’ll say it: I really like Jason Nix. He has a great plate approach.

  836. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    COME ON CURTIS!!!!!

  837. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Wow. Girardi’s pulling out all the stops.

  838. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    girardi is emptying the bench just like spring training.

  839. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    What makes you think they’d just give him away? I highly doubt they’d give up Cano without having bats with similar production. That’s just silly. The point I am making is if the right deal comes along, he isn’t untouchable. Nobody is saying they are going to trade him for a slice of swiss and a pickle.
    ///

    I said, in an ironic way, I would not trade him for Felix, or didn’t you read what I posted?

    As for trading him at all, I have no trust in Brian Cashman’s evaluative skills whatsoever. If I had my way, he would have made his last trade as Yankee GM.

    He did try, three times already, to trade Robinson Cano. ’nuff said.

    ——

    First, the last time he tried to trade Cano, how many big league plate appearances did he have?
    Second, no need to be all crotchety. It’s rather difficult to absorb the tone reading plain text.
    Lastly, I agree with NYY_Girl, Can is not an elite hitter. Above average hitter, absolutely. Elite. Meh, I disagree.

  840. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    BULL

    NO WAY

  841. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Stewart coming in to catch.

  842. syd_cash October 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    lol

  843. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Ump not to blame
    Grandy not hitting 92 is culprit

  844. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    My three-year-old nephew wouldn’t have swung at that pitch. Get some glasses Grandy you pathetic whiffer.

  845. RadioKev October 18th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Chris Stewart hits the go ahead run. It’s happening.

  846. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    More base runners a few runs and a blast.

  847. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Nice to see Grandy can continue his production off the bench.

  848. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    1 last K for old times sake from the grandyman.

  849. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hardy thought it was a lnuckler

  850. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    cano must be gone.

  851. blake October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Our best player is up

  852. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    next to pinch hit……. kevin long.

  853. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Cano had a miserable postseason. Oh, well. Trading him is one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard, his impending free agency not withstanding.

    You do not trade a hit tool/high OPS GG defender 2B who is also a LHB.

    The idea that he is replaceable is so laughable, I cannot even find the words…

  854. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    COME ON NUNIE!

  855. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Chris Stewart hits the go-ahead run in his back yard Whiffle ball games.

  856. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Gardner is a 4th OFer at best on this team

  857. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    it’s amazing we can only score 1 run a game our last how many games ?

    I actually think this is one of the best Yankee teams ever if we just replaced Granderson, Swisher, Martin, Tex, Cano and Arod.

    Seriously, hope they blast this team to shreds for 2013.. either that or the mayan calendar ends the world.

  858. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    The best 10 players in this whole series are tigers then nunez

  859. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Nunez seriously has been on everything

  860. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Lead-off walk and we couldn’t even advance him to second base with no outs.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2012 New York Yankees.

    A team totally incapable of mastering the basics of baseball.

  861. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I’m starting to hear the death rattle

    Someone get ready to call the coroner

  862. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    A Jax home run, insult to injury

  863. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    for good measure, lowe serves a hr.

  864. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    hahaha derek lowe in a must win game in the 7th inning.

  865. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Oh dear Lord

    That didn’t just happen

  866. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I repeat, that jackson is a bum.

  867. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    BloggingBombers It should be interesting to hear what Granderson has to say about his postseason after the game.

    That’s baseball (with that inane grin on his face).

  868. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    At this point coke would probably hr too

  869. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Sadly….Jon Heyman was right about #betterthan Granderson

  870. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Derek Lowe; that about sums it up. The Yankees have been reduced to Derek Lowe and a bunch of bench players. Ugh.

  871. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Girardi after the game, ”Our guys fought all year long, but we came up a little short.”

  872. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Derek Lowe Everyone What a loser. Just retire already.

    Umps Fault.

  873. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Heybrain was a few seasons off, but Austin Jackson has turned into a great player.

  874. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I guess now we know who gets to the series faster – Jackson or grandy

  875. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    First, the last time he tried to trade Cano, how many big league plate appearances did he have?
    Second, no need to be all crotchety. It’s rather difficult to absorb the tone reading plain text.
    Lastly, I agree with NYY_Girl, Can is not an elite hitter. Above average hitter, absolutely. Elite. Meh, I disagree.
    ///

    Sorry, my team’s about to get bounced from the playoffs, and you’re recycling old trade rumors. You also jumped the gun and projected something I didn’t say, as if I said it.

    As for your and NYY_Girl’s view of Cano’s hitting pedigree, I don’t agree.

  876. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Thought Ajax was supposed to hit a single and leave the home runs to Granderson? My how we were all fooled for a while as to who the winner was in that trade.

  877. JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I hope I already saw the last play as yankee by both cano and arod.

  878. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    A Jax puts Cashman’s record squarely on the table.

  879. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Got to save Robertson for opening day I guess.

  880. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Cano isn’t an elite hitter. He is our best hitter, but he doesn’t get on base enough to be considered an elite hitter. He doesn’t hit for a high enough average to be considered an elite hitter.

    He is an elite second baseman, but thats a different story.

  881. cs in la October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    J. thanks for being the voice of reason in this room of hysteria. Cano should not go anywhere – he just picked a bad week to go stone cold.

    It happens, everyone, it sucks that it happened during the ALCS, but it does. This team has been teetering on this kind of average play since the ASB. I’m not surprised. I’m very bummed that its keeps happening this time every year, but not surprised.

    We’re Yankees fans and we expect to be here every year, but think about how special it is to get to the ALCS. Win or lose.

  882. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Is swish allowed to catch those?

  883. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    Detroit in this series: 45 hits and 22 runs. The Yankees 22 hits and 6 runs.

  884. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    First, the last time he tried to trade Cano, how many big league plate appearances did he have?
    Second, no need to be all crotchety. It’s rather difficult to absorb the tone reading plain text.
    Lastly, I agree with NYY_Girl, Can is not an elite hitter. Above average hitter, absolutely. Elite. Meh, I disagree.
    ///

    Sorry, my team’s about to get bounced from the playoffs, and you’re recycling old trade rumors. You also jumped the gun and projected something I didn’t say, as if I said it.

    As for your and NYY_Girl’s view of Cano’s hitting pedigree, I don’t agree.

    ======

    No biggz, I am equally as frustrated as you are.

  885. JorgesArm October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I have to give props to Trisha…..the Ultimate Optimist….Bless You!

  886. tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Wife said, let’s watch Wheel of Fortune. I said, Sure, Beautiful. Peace in the valley.

  887. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Cano isn’t an elite hitter. He is our best hitter, but he doesn’t get on base enough to be considered an elite hitter. He doesn’t hit for a high enough average to be considered an elite hitter.

    There are so few true elite hitters in baseball nowadays…

    Which is why we shouldn’t have traded Montero! Still has a good chance at reaching elite status one day

  888. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    I hope I already saw the last play as yankee by both cano and arod.

    ——

    Dream come true. please lord.

  889. luis October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    That Jackson homer hurt

  890. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Tigers have to have more hits in this game than Yanks have had all series, no?

  891. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    “We’re Yankees fans and we expect to be here every year, but think about how special it is to get to the ALCS. Win or lose.”

    cs in la – totally agree with you. Also agree that Robby Cano is someone you build your team around, not someone you trade away.

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

  892. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    It would have been nice to see them put up a fight instead of getting spanked like this. Having said that, it’s easier to take this way. They don’t belong on the same field as the Tigers.

  893. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    There are so few true elite hitters in baseball nowadays…

    Yea, so you know actually cano might be elite by a new lowered standard, but he isn’t in the same class as guys like Votto & Miguel Cabrera & even David Ortiz.

  894. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Yankees 2 hits in a must win game.

  895. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I predict another hit from swisher.

  896. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Girardi’s next trick should be to quick take Hughes off the roster and add Freeeddddyyy.

    Bring that old piece of trash in for the 8th. I mean you got to trust those veterans.

    Umps Fault Anyways.

  897. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Alex can’t hit righties. Cano can’t hit righties or lefties.

  898. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    Cano isn’t an elite hitter. He is our best hitter, but he doesn’t get on base enough to be considered an elite hitter. He doesn’t hit for a high enough average to be considered an elite hitter.

    He is an elite second baseman, but thats a different story.

    ————-

    I agree. Cano is a good hitter but far from elite. As far as 2B go, I’m with you there as well.

  899. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    tomingeorgia October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    Wife said, let’s watch Wheel of Fortune. I said, Sure, Beautiful. Peace in the valley.

    Did ARod win a vacation in Miami by any chance, Tom?

  900. Bret The Hitman October 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Kevin Long is so fired.

  901. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    @OnionSports

    CC Sabathia Eats 7 Runs Giving Yankees 1-0 Lead http://onion.com/R77NIG

  902. Bret The Hitman October 18th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I do think ownership will pay big to get rid of Arod too. He is a mistake hitter.

  903. igotid88 October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Hard to see our almost future CF hit a homerun and our current one strikeout.

  904. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    who cares if we lose tonight.. think of all the good things about to happen..

    BYE BYE

    Swish, Arod, Cano, Martin, Tex, Granderson, Girardi.. THANK GOD !

  905. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    what year did Arod come clean about the juice

  906. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    If we do get the tying run to the plate like always, I’d pinch hit homer simpson

  907. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    A-Rod is not a mistake hitter; he’s a mistake.

  908. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Arod up 5th. At least he can’t make that last out again.

  909. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    @mikeaxisa

    Robertson and Soriano threw two innings in the series. The other relievers allowed seven runs in 12.1 IP.

  910. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Andy looking sad. I sure hope he considers coming back next season.

  911. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    2009…

  912. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Swish era over

  913. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Bah bye Swish….

  914. Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite lol

  915. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Nick Misser
    Kmiss Grandorflop
    Robinson Cannot
    Mark Cougheiria
    Alex RodlessIguess
    Rusty Moron

    Let’s be homer happy down by 4000 .. yey yeye its my birthday.. he nick here are mt 2 fingers to the sky .. guess which ones they are?

  916. theREALkevin October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    God I hope that was Swisher’s last AB as a Yankee. And he goes out laughing like the clown he is. See ya “bro”.

  917. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Mr Elite hitter swings at the first pitch ball..

    ELITE CANO .. LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL YEAR RIGHT.

  918. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Cano’s hitting talent is elite. He does need to become more selective. That is not something that is not within his reach, and if they had kept Montero, he’d have had more protection and the lineup would have been lengthened. He can get into maddeningly bad habits, but he is basically on his own in that lineup.

  919. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Would like to have seen Swish go out with a homer.

    Worst post-season player in Yankees history but a good bloke just the same.

  920. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Does Andy still want to come back?
    Will Kuroda play one more year, and go back to LA?
    Will Rivera be back to save the bullpen for one last try?

  921. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I hope Lost is right and they do shake things up….trading Cano isn’t the answer though unless its pretty much a full rebuild as they can’t get enough big league ready talent for him to make it worthwhile short term IMO

  922. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    @mikeaxisa

    Robertson and Soriano threw two innings in the series. The other relievers allowed seven runs in 12.1 IP

    Glad we saved them.

  923. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    A-Rod is not a mistake hitter; he’s a mistake.

    ————————————————————————————
    Can’t put all of this on Alex. Look at the rest of the line-up.

  924. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    NYY_Girl,

    I’m not interested in dialoguing with you, but go ahead, keep mocking Robinson Cano as a hitter.

  925. JorgesArm October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    At least Jim Leyland is a great manager and all around good guy

  926. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I cant believe coke is throwing 97

  927. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    It is very embarrassing when every single pitcher we face puts us in an 0-2 count before we can blink.

    GO GO GADGET CANO ELITE

  928. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Boy, I’ve grown to hate the Tigers. They own us like we once owned the Twins.

  929. Patrick October 18th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Glad we saved them.

    Gotta save their arms for Carribean Winter League

  930. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Against All Odds October 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite lol
    ////

    Well, that idiot whose twitter account people here keep quoting wanted to replace him with Orlando Hudson.

    Not knowing how good Cano is means not knowing much, I would say.

  931. cs in la October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Tricia, I love your optimism. You have a big fan on the west coast.

  932. RMS October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    That is not something that is not within his reach, and if they had kept Montero, he’d have had more protection and the lineup would have been lengthened.
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

  933. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    NYY_Girl,

    I’m not interested in dialoguing with you, but go ahead, keep mocking Robinson Cano as a hitter.

    —————–

    RObby CANO, the guy sucks.. he is lazy, doesnt hustle.. swings like vladimir guerrero without the roids .. not my fault you have a man crush on him and think he is better than he is. I wish we traded him and hope to hell we do !!!!

    cano is batting over 400 on swinging at the first pitch .. he is a lucky hitter and nothing more. he is just as much a part of the problem with this team as anybody and we will be better to get rid of that clown.. shoot give me Melky back any day !

  934. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    after this season, the yankees probably will be without granderson. The tigers will still have coke and jackson, the dbacks will still have kennedy as their ace. But yankees are still the winner by far.

  935. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    What an absolute disaster every single direction you turn.

  936. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Boy, I’ve grown to hate the Tigers. They own us like we once owned the Twins.
    ///

    I loathe the Tigers too, and listening to that self promoter, Verlander, for half an hour, on a national f’n broadcast, was disgusting. FOX has nothing on TBS.

  937. joeman October 18th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    have fun peeps..see you all around Dec 1st

  938. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Put one in Delmons ribs just for spite

  939. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    AJax, I mourn. I don’t mourn losing Phil Coke. We should have hammered him.

  940. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    “At least Jim Leyland is a great manager and all around good guy”

    Well I got one wish – Washington won’t be there to give away the ASG to the NL.

  941. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Still time for one more injury

  942. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    be safe robertson. an injury here will be damaging

  943. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    NAH NAH NAH NAH .. NAH NAH NAH NAH .. HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE (CANO/SWISHER/AROD/TEX/MARTIN/GRANDERSON).

  944. comet October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Take care YF, Shame, Pat M, JAP Yankee Trader, Tyler and Austinmac. Hope I’ll run into you here in the off season.

    Comet

  945. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I am gonna run out on the field when Arod gets up.. DONT BELIEVE ME ?

  946. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    blake goes from his usual moderation to mean! I like it! :D

  947. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I would trade Cano for like Profar and olt or something like that…..no way Id trade him for pitching or for a bunch of A ball guys that may never amount to anything

  948. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    this team sucks…..

  949. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    lol

  950. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    comet,

    Take care, buddy. Next season we’ll be a happier group this time of year, I hope :D

  951. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Now we need to go for two

  952. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    crying really i lol when im upset… just saying

  953. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Jesus f**king christ… this is so embarrassing.

    We couldn’t even be competitive today. In an elimination game.

  954. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    it is ok robertson, better give them up now than next yr.

  955. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Pettitte will probably wait until January to see the makeup of the 2013 Yankees, before making a decision to come back.

  956. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Right back at ya comet!

  957. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    sad thing is we didnt even put up a fight

  958. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    No life, no heart, no grit, no mas

  959. Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite

    He is an elite second baseman, his hitting in the context of being a second baseman is elite, his hitting in the context of just hitting is not elite.

  960. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock says:
    October 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    blake goes from his usual moderation to mean! I like it!

    I’m incredibly annoyed by bad players who play like Willie mays against the Yankees in the playoffs

  961. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    most embarrassing team I’ve ever witnesssed in the postseason.. Disgraceful all around. I can’t even compare this to anything. Last time shut out in the ALCS was in 1976.

  962. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    “Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite lol”

    How about a CF that hits 43 HR’s (and hits .230 with 200 K’s)? Is that elite?

  963. JorgesArm October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I don’t think Pettitte will come back after this horrible post season.

  964. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    wanna bet its 3 up 3 down ?

  965. Yankee Trader October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    A Comet sighting-

    Thanks for the best wishes. I’ll still be around looking to see how the Yankees handle the offseason.

    Hope your offseason goes well. Take care!

  966. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    “At least Jim Leyland is a great manager and all around good guy”

    Well I got one wish – Washington won’t be there to give away the ASG to the NL.
    ///

    Leyland doesn’t get to be called an “all around good guy” in my book. He tried to intimidate, and made life miserable, for a female reporter covering the Marlins in ’97.

    He actually made smirky, sexist jokes about her with the male beat writers, asking them if they were sleeping with her.

    David Rosenbaum, a friend of mine, wrote a book about the Marlins and it’s in there. He also told me stories out of school on how difficult Leyland made doing her job.

    To me, that means he’s not a “good guy.”

  967. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I think in 2012 Cano is close to an elite hitter….. Hitters overall in 2012 suck though……he’s not a guy that fits well being “the man” in a lineup because he just gets himself out too much….:

  968. RSM October 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    We’ll get em tomorrow!
    Oh, wait…never mind.

  969. JorgesArm October 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Gorgeous blonde in that buick commercial..

  970. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    In ’76 they won the ALCS and lost the Series in 4 to the Reds

  971. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Jerkface October 18th, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite

    He is an elite second baseman, his hitting in the context of being a second baseman is elite, his hitting in the context of just hitting is not elite.

    =========–=–0099876
    exactly fonzi !!!

  972. Nick in SF October 18th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Fitting end to this season that the Lohud chat is featuring a bizarre father-son act right now.

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

  973. Hassey October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Well score a ton less runs next year but if they’re timed better and more spread out we can still win

  974. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    JorgesArm October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I don’t think Pettitte will come back after this horrible post season.
    ///

    This is what kills me. If I’m Pettitte and Kuroda, I want to see some live, prime bats in the lineup. They’re not only turning away fans with colossally dumb trades like the Montero deal, they’re turning away Yankee players.

  975. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Bunt Tex!

  976. scuzzles October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I really think Kevin Long is the culprit here. Hasnt installed good habits with these guys.

  977. jacksquat October 18th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Cano #5 wRC+, #5 wOBA (AL). Elite hitter. Unless your definition of elite is only top 3 or something.

  978. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    It’s alright, we’ll get them tomorrow and take this back to NY !

  979. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    @TGfireandice

    It would have been fun tomorrow if George Steinbrenner was still alive. Actually, we probably would have heard from him a few times already.

    Maybe someone will let Hank out of his cage so he can at least make my morning interesting….

  980. bruceb October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I’ll settle for a couple of average seasons if the Yanks just try to get younger and more energetic. Enough of New York becoming the retirement home for aging superstars.

  981. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    J Al – I hope you know that wasn’t my comment about Leyland being a great manager. Mine was about Washington not managing the ASG.

  982. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hit one out Alex

  983. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Just gotta tip your hat to the great “Cy” Coke.

  984. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Phil Coke has shut us down this series….

  985. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I can’t help but wonder if the majority of this team is suffering from no more PED use. it makes sense if you look how much they each have declined since MLB got more strict and started testing for HGH (which there was no test for until 2 years ago).

  986. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Well F this season. Hoping for a completely new look to this team in 2013.

  987. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Girardi has lost the team, time for some new blood.

  988. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Break the seals on Hanks cage and let him roar!

  989. Benny Blanco October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Tex is pathetic…

  990. Bret The Hitman October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    who cares if we lose tonight.. think of all the good things about to happen..

    BYE BYE

    Swish, Arod, Cano, Martin, Tex, Granderson, Girardi.. THANK GOD !

    ******

    Let’s not get carried away here.

  991. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Last word —

    Do you really think it matters if you go to WS or not when you go home to a 30 million dollar house and take private jets all over the world screwin movie stars ?

    Seriously ?

  992. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    Hit one out Alex

    You mean out of the infield?

  993. Bret The Hitman October 18th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    $100 says Girardi is the manager next year.

  994. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Arod with the best AB all night. Amazing.

  995. Yankees_Fan October 18th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    To make this embarrassment worth it, we have to sport a different lineup next season. Don’t care how you do it, but more than half this lineup should be gone.

    After Cashman’s comments about the lineup, I think he should be gone too.

  996. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    not even a damn fight today.. pretty sad team here

  997. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    You too, comet! :) But I’ll be around, and remember that there’s nowhere to go but up. I’m very sad, but I’m excited to see us reload, even if it takes a couple of years.

  998. blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    This ain’t on Girardi….I’m sorry…. The Yanks overachieved even making it this far…..they just can’t hit and they lost their captain mid series and totally folded…..not sure what any manager could have done about a case of dead bats like this

  999. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    OHHHH WHY DID WE BENCH AROD..

    He sure makes this lineup SO OOO MUCH BETTER !!!

    DON”T LET THE DOOR HITCHA ALEX! Perhaps I’ll cya in Miami on Monday :)

  1000. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Break the seals on Hanks cage and let him roar!

    —————

    Exactly!! I mean, at least if they let him yammer I can have an entertaining distraction instead of the crappy Cashman version.

  1001. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Anyone want to buy 2 great seats for game 6 sat night? Send cash asap!

  1002. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    “Wait a minute a second basemen that hits 33 homeruns is not elite lol”

    How about a CF that hits 43 HR’s (and hits .230 with 200 K’s)? Is that elite?
    ///

    Cano is a whole different level of hitter than Curtis Granderson, though.

    If Cano wanted to turn himself into a strict pull hitter he could hit 43 HRs playing his home games in Yankee Stadium, but the tradeoff would not result in hitting .230, or striking out so much.

  1003. Bronx Jeers October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    2012 NY Yankee Season — RIP

  1004. NYY_Girl_Penny October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    This ain’t on Girardi….I’m sorry…. The Yanks overachieved even making it this far…..they just can’t hit and they lost their captain mid series and totally folded…..not sure what any manager could have done about a case of dead bats like this
    ——

    True, but Girardi is just as much of the problem

    SWEPTTTTTT T BRING OUT THE BROOM !!!!!!!!

  1005. Shame Spencer October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    blake October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    This ain’t on Girardi….I’m sorry…. The Yanks overachieved even making it this far…..they just can’t hit and they lost their captain mid series and totally folded…..not sure what any manager could have done about a case of dead bats like this

    ——————–

    Still too proud to bunt though lol.

    If I’m Girardi I make them sit and watch this celebration. No one goes to the tunnel until it sinks in.

  1006. NYY fan in NH October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    thank the lord… this misery is over

  1007. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Was Coke in the A Jax trade too? Yeah he never could have made it in the Bronx

  1008. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    thank god.. cancel the postgame.

  1009. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Damn.

  1010. Jeff NJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    This series was over the minute Jeter got carried off, I think we all knew that.

  1011. Bret The Hitman October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    That sucks Jeff NJ.

    Sorry to hear it.

    Hal and Hank have some work to do to win back some of us.

  1012. yankeefeminista October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    They can watch it, but I won’t. Ugh.

  1013. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    After the umps gave the tigers two games, Detroit played really well. I’m not watching baseball again, unless instant replay is installed. My time an money is better spent on things with fairness and integrity.

  1014. Lost October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I just don’t even know what to say. I know that I am going to hear a lot of “Just gotta tip your hat..”

  1015. ricardo1020 October 18th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Ask Tex if it’s desperation time yet.

  1016. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I don’t think I want to treat myself to the celebration on the field or the Yankee postgame.

  1017. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Yankees suck

  1018. fantasygame101 October 18th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    after the trade deadline, the yankees season was over. When was the only question?

  1019. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Umpires suck

  1020. ZMANINSJ October 18th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Fun week. Let’s do this again sometime.

  1021. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Good job Tigers. Now the NLCS team gets to win the World Series.

  1022. J. Alfred Prufrock October 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    J Al – I hope you know that wasn’t my comment about Leyland being a great manager. Mine was about Washington not managing the ASG.
    ////

    trisha, Leyland carries himself very well and comes off as sincere and salt of the earth. I don’t think that’s an act, but there is a certain kind of old school male that thinks nothing of dehumanizing women. They indulge their misogyny and consider it just being “one of the boys.”

    That’s fairly awful in and of itself, and I pity the daughters and wives of these men, but this guy really tried to make a female reporter so uncomfortable, it was hard to go to work every day.

    Also, no one would know about it, had they not read the book. I don’t blame people for liking Leyland, but I feel obligated to remark on it when I hear what a “great guy” he is.

  1023. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Great games. Did any call go the Yanks way?

  1024. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “After the umps gave the tigers two games, Detroit played really well. I’m not watching baseball again, unless instant replay is installed. My time an money is better spent on things with fairness and integrity.”

    Good for you. Some of us here feel the same way about the fairness and integrity of the game. And yes the Tigers played well but there was still the taint of those first two games and the blown calls.

  1025. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Look into umpire riches from betting and bad call making. You will be shocked

  1026. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Trisha, much easier to play well with two cheap games in the bank

  1027. moctezuma October 18th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I think the umps ruined what would have been a good series, even with that impotent Yankees offense.

  1028. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 18th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    “I think the umps ruined what would have been a good series, even with that impotent Yankees offense.”

    See I feel exactly the same way.

  1029. UnKnown October 18th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Thankfully you two pathetic losers didn’t carry this bullsh*t over to the next thread.

    I didn’t think God could create such a pitiful person. Guess I was wrong. Only thing that makes me happy is you actually have to live with yourself which would be horrible. And that makes me really happy.

    So HOORAY for ME!!

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581